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Coroglen is located in North Island
Coordinates: 36°55′26″S 175°41′31″E / 36.92389°S 175.69194°E / -36.92389; 175.69194
Country New Zealand
Region Waikato
District Thames-Coromandel District
Postcode 3591

Coroglen is a locality in the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. It lies on State Highway 25, 18 kilometres south of Whitianga and 26 kilometres north west of Tairua.[1][2] The "Tapu-Coroglen Road", a windy gravel road, connects it across the Coromandel Range with Tapu on the west coast of the peninsula.


The town was founded as "Gumtown" in the late 19th century with a kauri sawmill.[3] In the early 1900s, Gumtown had three stores, a bakery, a butcher's, a bootmaker, a blacksmith, a hotel, two boarding houses, and a billiard saloon.[4] Currently, Coroglen has a tavern (famous for live music performances), a school, a pre school, a community garden and a popular Farmers Market on Sundays. There is also a free Zenbu wireless hot spot.


Coroglen School is a co-educational full primary (years 1 - 8) school with a decile rating of 6 and a roll of around 40.[5]

Coordinates: 36°55′25″S 175°41′30″E / 36.92361°S 175.69167°E / -36.92361; 175.69167


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 16. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 41. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ Michael King (1993). The Coromandel. p. 97. ISBN 0-908884-29-X. 
  4. ^ King, p 99
  5. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Coroglen School". Ministry of Education.