"Great place to stay,
very convenient and
a short walk to the beach!" Charmaine & David
"Easy access to everything, very pleasant surroundings" Jane Tearle, Dorset, England
Tatahi Lodge is just 2 1/2 hours from Auckland. Directions: From Auckland take State Highway (SH) 1 on the Southern Motorway to Bombay, turn left onto SH2 and follow the signs to Thames via SH25. Cross the newly built Kopu bridge before Thames, turn right at the roundabout, following the signs that say Tairua and Whitianga, travel 600 metres and turn left onto SH25A.
Follow the SH25, then turn right at Whenuakite onto Hot Water Beach road.After 5 minutes you'll arrive in Hahei. Follow the main Road into Hahei. We are on the left (Grange Road).
Naked Bus offers a door to door service from most towns and cities north and south of Hahei.
The best way to check routes and book is to go online, go to www.nakedbus.co.nz, The bus service will drop you outside the Hahei Store which is 50m from Tatahi Lodge.
Go Kiwi offers a shuttle service from Auckland in the north, Rotorua, Tauranga, Hamilton in the south. Go to www.go-kiwi.co.nz for further information.
Hahei is located on the eastern seaboard of The Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand. The east coast of the Coromandel is re known for its pristine white sand beaches, temperate climate (25* C average in summer, 11* C average in winter) and its lush native flora and fauna.
Hahei is home to world famous Cathedral Cove and the Te Whanganui – A - Hei Marine Reserve which covers 9 square kilometres of the Pacific East coast . Within the reserve boundaries can be found rich and varied habitats and bountiful marine life. The Reserve, volcanic coastline and numerous offshore islands attract visiting wildlife including orca whales, dolphins, sea lions, and blue penguins making Hahei a special place for water based activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, and boat cruising.
Explore The Coromandel from Hahei
Hahei is an ideal base from which to take day trips to explore the northern Coromandel , as shared in Gert's Backpackers Diary. Whitianga the largest town ( pop. 3,400 ) is a 35 minute drive, north west of Hahei, or 15minutes via passenger ferry from Ferry Landing. Further north is the quaint town of Coromandel approx 1 hour 15 mins from Hahei.
There are a number of beautiful seaside villages and beaches such as Kuatunu, Opito Bay and Whangapoa to enjoy along the way. To the south of Hahei and only 10 mins drive is magical Hot Water Beach a must do for everyone coming to the Coromandel. Further south and only 20 minutes away by car from Hahei is the seaside town of Tairua and Pauanui. The surf town of Whangamata is a further 45 minutes away.