Flaxmill Bay (Maramaratotara Bay), is a sheltered bay situated between Cooks Beach and Ferry Landing on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula.
The area is a popular holiday destination known for its golden sand beaches, great fishing and boating spots and beautiful scenery.
Flaxmill Accommodation & Venue is located at the start of the bay (just past Cooks Beach), adjacent to the stunning Flaxmill Bay beach. Our location makes us a fantastic base from which to explore the region’s many highlights.
Drive time from Auckland or Hamilton is about 3.5 hours. See our Driving Instructions.
Photo credits: Dmitri Kotelevski
Sometimes weather events in the Coromandel can affect the usual routes to Flaxmill Bay.
Currently the SH25a Kōpū-Hikuai (most direct route) is closed. Planned reopening is 20 December 2023.
We advise that you visit Destination Coromandel’s Travel Planner to check your best journey options prior to leaving.
Other tips for a safe journey are; take your time on the roads, travel during daylight hours so you can see the gorgeous scenery; and avoid travelling at high tide if possible.
(Jan 2023 update) Due to road closures in the Coromandel region, these instructions may not be accurate.