Coromandel Ambassador

“If you think the scenery and landscapes are amazing, wait ‘til you meet the people!”

Renowned for our natural beauty, green valleys, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches, the Coromandel is where kiwi’s holiday and the perfect place to call home.

Our home is also the first region that welcomed Kupe, and where Captain Cook received a powhiri in his voyage of discovery around Aotearoa. A place where the soil beneath our feet is made of gold, and the rivers that flow through us were once bustling highways and trading posts.

The Coromandel Ambassador Programme is a course designed for people engaging with both New Zealand as well as international visitors who come to the Coromandel Hauraki District. The purpose is to help create storytellers and ambassadors who can connect with people and authentically engage with what all New Zealanders understand as ‘manaakitanga’ and ‘kaitiakitanga’. Sharing our stories, with our visitors, and ensuring everyone enjoys our warm welcome.

The programme helps to build knowledge of the history, special places and people of The Coromandel to proudly share with manuhiri; to extend an understanding of what it takes to authentically connect with visitors, to contribute to the ongoing and future success of The Coromandel by providing simple tools to enhance visitor and customer experiences right across the region.

Participants engage in a three-hour workshop delving into the history and unique stories surrounding the backbone of the region, including early Māori history, experience of early explorers and European settlers, right through to the exciting regional growth and economy of today.

During this bespoke programme you’ll explore ways to connect, engage authentically and make a real difference to visitors from around NZ and the globe, ensuring they’re left with a highly memorable and lasting impression of the specialness of The Coromandel.

Course Outcomes


It’s the small things that create the best visitor experiences. The programme will build on customer experience skills to focus on creating genuine connections with visitors old and new.


Be proud of the Coromandel region and share this with visitors. It’s important to take ownership of the region by understanding and respecting the history and developing local area knowledge.


Learn the intricacies of different cultures. Build strong cultural knowledge of Coromandel’s key markets to authentically connect with visitors and leave a lasting impression.


Tourism is a rapidly growing industry; this programme inspires participants to grow their business by providing tools to ensure a positive and memorable customer experience.

Coromandel Ambassador

Timing & Cost:

The cost is $30+GST per person. For groups of 25 and over, contact us for group booking rates.

To book your place:

To book use the BOOK NOW button, or call QRC on 03 409 0500 or email [email protected]

Places will be confirmed based on space available on the scheduled course date. If course is already booked up we will suggest an alternative date for you.

To request an ‘in-house’ Ambassador for your business please email [email protected]

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