The Locals Top 5 - CoromandelLocated one hour from Auckland, Hamilton and the Coromandel, Ngatea is a good stop-off point on a long journey. The drive to and from Ngatea is beautiful and relaxing with extensive green farmland, animals by the roadside and hills in the distance.

The water gardens are a popular attraction with their themed water features and the hot pools at Miranda are nearby. Ngatea was established in the early 1900s as a service town for the Hauraki Plains and is now a strong dairy farming area with a population of approximately 1100 people.