Coromandel is named after the HMS
Coromandel, which sailed into the harbour in 1820. At one time it
was a major port serving the peninsula's gold mining and kauri industries.
Today, the town's main industries are tourism and mussel farming.
Coromandel Harbour is a wide bay
on the Hauraki Gulf guarded by several islands, of which the largest
is Whanganui Island.
is the English version of "Chola Mandalam" which means the land of the
Cholas. The Cholas were a dynasty of Kings that ruled the Southeast
coast of India for centuries.
ACCOMMODATION - Mana-Nui Motel
SCHOOLS - Tapu School
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