Hi fellow trippers. My wife and I are spending one week staying in the Cormandel at grand Mercure Puka Park in mid February next year. We are flying in to Auckland, hiring a car and plan to drive out and book into the Novotel Puka Park at Pauanui Beach on the same afternoon we arrive.
My questions is what would be the main sights that we should see in the Coromandel area and can we do these off our own bat or are tours an option as well. We both like nature/culture and aren't afraid of going off the beaten track. We also plan to do a two or three day trip to other ares with overnight stays. Any suggestions from you Kiwi locals would be greatly appreciated.