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Coromandel Town - easy access?

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There isn't one. You have to anchor well out in the harbour, near the rocks and moored boats, and dingy in. If short stay and high tide, go up the creek - in the dingy - channel marked with bouys. Otherwise go to the wharf. It's shallow, and mostly dries. It is worth it though :-)

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I normally anchor in the light blue bit (I draw 1.8m) and dinghy in.  There is a well marked channel to follow in but be aware that it dries out and can become to shallow even for the dinghy so you need to watch your tides.  Also make sure everyone is wearing their life jackets to keep the HM happy.

 

There is an area just before the bridge that you can pull the dinghy up on and you are pretty well in the township.

 

As IT said, it's worth the trip on a good day.

 

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Done this many time very easy, we normally get as close as we can in the boat at half tide on the incoming then dingy up the creek from there.

It is very shallow in places but no big deal just make sure you have good footwear in case you have to walk the dingy on occasion, there is plenty of room to tie the dingy up. You then have 6 hours to get back to the boat which is more than enough.

A good supermarket and lots of nice cafes etc. also a really good seafood place with excellent smoked mussels.

 

It is very good holding in Mud, the rocks and moored boats IT was talking about are across the other side of the bay.

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Make sure you check the local tide info as the tide heights can be quite different to the Auckland Datum thanks to the large water body of the Firth of Thames.

 

I've seen the navionics tide chart say the Coromandel harbour tide to be -0.3m when the Auckland tide tables were +0.2m so there are times when there is a lot less water than you expect.

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