Explore Coroglen, Coromandel, New Zealand

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Coroglen

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Coroglen
New Zealand 3591

Quick Facts

Proximity:
20 min (17 km) from Whitianga
2 hr 10 min (172 km) from Auckland
Coroglen Tavern, Coromandel

A central hub with an iconic pub and a local farmers market.

Coroglen is a small settlement with a legendary tavern nestled beside State Highway 25, which is convenient – because it’s worth stopping for a visit.

The first school in Coroglen opened on May 20th 1896 when the settlement was called Gumtown. At this time the local population were attracted to the area as gum diggers, kauri loggers and some as early settlers to establish farming blocks. As a result Coroglen today is mainly a farming and life style community. It still has a small country primary school with two classrooms to cater for years 1-8 and has a motto that reflects its community "from the land our strength" – a desire to be a sustainable enterprise. They encourage and model recycling, reducing and reusing. The children tend vegetable gardens and composting.

Experienced walkers would enjoy getting back to nature on the Pinnacles Walk from the Rangihau Road end / Moss Creek Junction /Rangihau. It is steep but well worth the effort once you get there because you can see for miles on a clear day. Contact the Department of Conservation Kauaeranga Visitor Centre (ph: 867 9080) for information about this walk.

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Coroglen Local Tips

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Getting to Coroglen

Coroglen is located on SH25 and is 17 km South of Whitianga and 26 km north west of Tairua. View in map.

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Where to grab a bite to eat

The Coroglen Tavern is a local iconic family friendly country pub.

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Must Do's

  • Kayak from Whitianga to Coroglen – get the best views of some beautiful scenery. Be careful of the tides as the Waiwawa River is tidal and if you come in a boat you could get stuck or run a ground. Kayaks and inflatables should still be aware but should be able to navigate the way right up to the bridge near The Coroglen Tavern.
  • Coroglen River Raft Race –It’s an annual thing, starting at Te Kauanga Road, Coroglen where homemade rafts travel back down stream to Whitianga. Not all rafts manage to stay intact! It is a lot of fun, just watch out for your fellow rafters who may bombard you with flour or egg missiles. The raft race is usually around January or February.
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TRANSPORT

See the Whitianga Getting Around Guide for a range of options.

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Where to stay

Local Rangihau Ranch offers farm stay cottages or check out a range of Holiday Home options that are available nearby in our Accommodation Guide.

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Riverside Park Reserve

The old Coroglen sale yards on State Highway 25 by the one-way bridge have been turned into a park with a BBQ.

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Markets

Purchase local homemade crafts and produce at the Coroglen Farmers Market, which run from Sunday Labour weekend until the end of summer at the historic Gumtown Hall on the main road SH25.

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Things to do with kids

The Coroglen Reserve located on the old stockyards site (beside the Coroglen one way bridge) is a perfect spot to take a picnic or BBQ, and have a swim in the local swimming hole. Summer day camps are available at Rangihau Ranch over the school holidays and horse trekking is available for all of the family throughout the year.

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Public Toilets (restrooms)

  • Old Coroglen Saleyard Reserve
    State Highway 25 near the one-way bridge before the Coroglen Tavern.
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Venues

If you are having a function and need somewhere to hold it, the Gumtown Hall is available for hire.

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