WAIKATO: COROMANDEL EAST

03-Apr-13

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Cooks Beach Resort

star rating of 3

by Chris Gaelic

874 Purangi Road, Cooks Beach, Coromandel, Waikato

www.cooksbeachresort.co.nz

Phone: 07 866 5469

rvexplorer id: 17402

Cooks Beach Resort was an interesting stopover for us. It truly lived up to it's 'resort' label offering some of the most modern facilities of anywhere we've seen. The bathroom and showers were all tiled and even included Dyson blade hand dryers! The kitchen was spacious, clean and modern, overlooking the swimming pool and children's play area. The only negative was that the showers had no temperature adjustment, and were not hot enough for my preference.

 

We arrived just after the exodus of the Easter holiday weekend campers, and the campground was almost deserted. The campground was flat field divided into sections by well manicured hedges, and the net effect was uninteresting. It was modern and clean, but without any real character. We might have had a different impression if we had arrived a day earlier when when all the sites were full. 

 

I suspect that the campground would appeal to groups of couples with young children who could run around and play safely while their parents are enjoying the swimming pool or socialising with their friends. Being close to Cooks Beach, it would also be a great location for keen fishermen, and a really good fish cleaning area was available. 

 

It's a personal preference, but having come from the Hahei Beach Resort, we missed the mature trees, and the character of the older buildings. We had a pleasant stay, but one night was enough.

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