This day trip includes a visit to Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach where you will have time to dig a natural hot spa on the beach. So don’t forget to bring your togs – we’ll provide the towels.
We drive down from Auckland and cross the rugged hills that make up the Coromandel Peninsula. Once out on the east coast we go to Hot Water Beach where, for a few hours around low tide, fresh water hot springs come up onto the beach. When the tides are right you can dig a hole which will fill with lovely hot water that you can have a soak in.
There are many options for you to buy lunch in the Hahei and Hot Water Beach area so your guide will help you choose where you would like to go.
After lunch we head to 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 Narnia: 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.
The order that we do things in can vary depending on the tides at Hot Water Beach – we want to make sure we are there at the best time to get to the hot water.
After our beach time we drive back to Auckland with a stop on the way back to grab a coffee if you want.
* moderate level of walking ability required and shoes with a good grip are advised
The map is for indicative purposes only.