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Things to do in Kennedy Bay

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
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“A unique experience. The rail way was built by a local potter. There is also a pottery where you can see potters at work. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Beach
“This place, is a gem, seldom seen by visitors, however once seen never forgotten.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Worth a visit if you haven't been and then check out the township and eateries in Coromandel Township.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
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“This is known as the 'Top Pub' in coromandel and is located just out of the main town. Dining there is like a trip back to the 1980's - large meals which are a little 'rustic' however always tasty. Really easy with kids in tow.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to eat
“There is a large selection of secondhand books to purchase in a unique setting.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Postal Town
“Snorkelling, Diving, Swimming, Paddle Boarding, Glass Bottom Boat and more. So much to see and do. Ride on the Driving Creek Railway in Coromandel Town, eat mussels at the Mussel Kitchen on the corner of the 309 Road, visit the WaterWorks on the 309 road, and other things too many to mention”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Learn about gold mining in the Coromandel and pan for gold while you are there.”
  • 3 locals recommend
School
“Small but very well presented, depicting the Gold-Mining days that helped establish the town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Just yet another gorgeous family beach on the east Coromandel coast. Wide and open.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Gorgeous white sandy beach, all tide swimming. Pohutukawa trees for shade. Worth a visit”
  • 3 locals recommend
Campground
“Bueatiful 3km sandy beach - perfect for surfing. Small shop for essentials opens over xmas holidays - icecream and basics.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Lovely cafe - that has a wee shop that sells chutney, oil and special vinegar.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Jewellery Store
“Hand made Gold & Silver jewellery. Kiwiana & coastal themes plus unique one of a kind pieces . NZ Greenstone also available”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“Driving Creek was originally the "Top Town" during Coromandel's gold rush years. It had its own school and shops and was it's own separate community. Since then it developed a reputation for being an area for art and creativity. The area to the south of the road was developed by the famous local potter and engineer Barry Brickell into what is now one of the regions top attractions. Originally built to access clay in the hills above his pottery, Barry's narrow gauge railway became a popular tourist attraction as it winds its way up the Kaipawa ranges to the "Eyeful Tower" via many bridges, cuttings and tunnels. The railway now boasts the regions first zipline tour, a 3 hour journey through native treetops descending from the Eyeful tower. People now enjoy Driving Creek for its peace and serenity. Nested in native bush with Tui, Kereru and Kaka passing by.”
  • 2 locals recommend