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Coromandel coast and railway day trip

from/per person NZ$235
  • Kiwis guiding Kiwis

Coromandel Coast and Railway day trip

Join our small group tour to explore the west coast of the Coromandel Peninsula – heading up to Driving Creek Railway. Spend the day with your experienced guide finding out about the best that the Coromandel west coast 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 from Auckland is the historic township of Thames. We stop in Thames for long enough to grab a coffee and have a look around and on Saturdays we leave a little earlier so you can spend some time at the cute Thames market.

From there the spectacular western coast road leads us 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. The views across the forest and harbour from the top are stunning.

We then go into Coromandel township where you will have some time to explore and buy some lunch before we head back down the coast.

The west coast of the Coromandel is called the ‘Pohutukawa coast’ and our guides know some great places to stop so will make some scenic stops on the way up and down the coast between Thames and Coromandel.

Tour code DBB5 – From $235 per adult

Tour includes:

  • Driving Creek Railway
  • Thames market (on Saturdays)
  • Time in Thames and Coromandel Township
  • Scenic stops on the ‘Pohutukawa coast’
  • Pick up and drop off from a central Auckland location

Tour info:

Pedometer steps:
$235 NZD
$120 NZD
9.5 hours
Approx. 2,000

Note – a minimum of 2 people are required for this day trip to run.

This day trip runs on Tuesdays and Saturdays (Thames market just on Saturdays).

Child price for ages 5-11. Due to the winding roads, this tour is not appropriate for young children. Minimum age for this tour is 5.


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Please choose the date you want to take your tour in the date box below, then click book now to continue through the secure booking process. At the end you will receive your confirmation and booking reference. Thanks for choosing Bush and Beach to look after you.


The next date you can book online is: Saturday, 3rd Oct 2020

Coromandel Coast and Driving Creek Railway