Koru Riverside Retreat

Map and Directions

Koru Riverside Retreat is located on the historic 309 Road, just South of Coromandel town and a lovely 2.5 hours drive from the Auckland International Airport.

We recommend Air New Zealand for their wonderful service, great food and New Zealand wine.

For auto rentals, we recommend Go Rentals. Mention Koru Riverside Retreat for a 5% discount and, if requested, your car can be waiting for you at the airport upon your arrival.

Recommendations on your way here:

While you feel you’re away from it all, Coromandel town is just around the corner from the retreat. This quaint little country town features everything you could ask for.

8 minutes drive:

  • Excellent supermarket with many organic options
  • Bank of New Zealand
  • Kiwibank and Post shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Excellent art shops featuring local artists
  • Weekly local fresh produce market
  • Local seafood at restaurants and take aways, incl. a la carte dining
  • Many excellent cafes, incl. organic coffee and food
  • 3 bars
  • 2 petrol stations
  • Several car repair workshops
  • Local mountain railway


Plus there are many excellent attractions within close reach from your retreat:

3 minute drive

  • Waiau Waterfall


5 minutes drive:

  • Kauri Grove Tree Sanctuary


10 minutes drive:

  • Castle Rock Hike


15 minutes drive:

  • Driving Creek Railway


30 minutes drive:

  • Whangapoua Beach
  • New Chums Beach walk


40 minutes drive:

  • Kuaotunu Beach
  • Lukes Kitchen wood fired pizzas and beach side cafe


50 minutes drive:

  • Whitianga town, with many more shops, restaurants, cafes
  • The Lost Spring thermal pools


1 hr 15 minutes drive:

  • Hot Water Beach
  • Cathedral Cove


Coromandel Walks

Find out more about short and longer walks that you can easily reach from the Retreat.