Join us to experience the Coromandel Peninsula, a favourite holiday destination for many New Zealanders. This Coromandel tour from Auckland includes the famous Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove. The day tour showcases amazing landscapes of ancient native Kauri forest, stunning white sand Pacific beaches on the east and the sheltered bays of the Hauraki Gulf on the west. Spend the day with your experienced guide finding out about the best that the Coromandel Peninsula has to offer. We use small comfortable vehicles for this day tour and limit the group sizes so you are guaranteed a small group tour experience.
A 90-minute drive south-east of Auckland is Thames, from where the spectacular western coast road leads you to Coromandel township where the famous New Zealand potter, Barry Brickell had his studio. Visit Driving Creek Railway and ride his personally designed and built mountain railway through the rugged landscape and regenerating native forest.
Your next stop is for a quiet stroll in the pristine forest to view some of the magnificent kauri trees which once covered the Coromandel Peninsula.
Your Coromandel tour continues across the mountain divide and descends towards the east coast beaches where you stop for a delicious lunch from a local cafe.
Visit Hot Water Beach where you can dig your own hot tub right beside the lapping waves because this is one of the only places in the world where naturally geothermal heated water bubbles up onto a beach!
A short drive away is Cathedral Cove, where the Pacific Ocean washes through a natural arch onto a white sandy beach backed by white cliffs. This stunning location was used for the filming of The Chronicles of Nania: Prince Caspian. There is a half hour downhill walk to the beach which means the walk back is uphill. A moderate walking ability is required.
This Coromandel Day Tour is packed with things to do.
“This was a fantastic tour, one of our most memorable experiences!” Trip Advisor review 2018
* moderate level of walking ability required and shoes with a good grip are advised
** access to Hot Water Beach is tide dependent
Note – a minimum of 2 people are required for this tour to run
Child price for ages 2-11
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