Coromandel Range

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The Coromandel Peninsula
A true-colour image showing Auckland city (left), the Hauraki Gulf (centre) and the Coromandel Peninsula (right). The scene was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite, on October 23, 2002.

The Coromandel Range is a ridge of rugged hills running the length of the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located 60 kilometres east of the city of Auckland, and runs north-south for approximately 85 kilometres. The highest point in the range is Mount Moehau (892 metres), at the northern end of the peninsula within the Moehau Range. There are numerous peaks over 600 metres in height.

The range is one of several that form a spine running through the northern North Island. To the south of the Coromandel Range, separated by the winding Karangahake Gorge, the spine continues with the Kaimai Range.

The large island of Great Barrier, at the entrance to the Hauraki Gulf due north of the Coromandel Peninsula, can be thought of as a northern continuation of this spine.

Coordinates: 37°00′S 175°40′E / 37.000°S 175.667°E / -37.000; 175.667