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Coromandel coast, railway and ferry – Group Day Out

from/per person NZ$225
  • Group days out

Coromandel Coast, railway and ferry group day out

This group day out explores the west coast of the Coromandel Peninsula – heading up to Driving Creek Railway and returning via a scenic ferry ride. Spend the day with your experienced guide finding out about the best that the Coromandel west coast has to offer.

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 the cute Thames market.

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 the coast to Coromandel. We have some time to explore and buy some lunch in Coromandel before we head to the railway.

Driving Creek Railway was built by the famous New Zealand potter, Barry Brickell. This day trip includes the one hour ride on 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.

After the railway trip we head to the ferry terminal at Coromandel where you board your boat for the scenic 2 hour trip back to downtown Auckland passing many of the islands in the Hauraki Gulf. You arrive back in the city at around 6.30pm. We can arrange to meet you off the ferry and return you home at an extra cost or you may want to stay downtown for dinner or hop on a train or taxi, the choice is yours.

Group day out to Thames market, Driving Creek Railway and a scenic ferry ride – $225 per person (4+ people)

To enquire about this day out please use the enquiry form on this page or call us on 09 837 4130

Tour includes:

  • Driving Creek Railway
  • Thames market
  • Time in Thames and Coromandel Township
  • Scenic stops on the ‘Pohutukawa coast’
  • Scenic 2 hour ferry ride back to Auckland
  • Pick up from a central Auckland location

Tour info:

10.5 hours


This group day trip runs on Saturdays. We can also run it on a Sunday but that does not include the Thames market which only happens on Saturdays.

Due to the winding roads, this tour is not appropriate for young children. Minimum age for this tour is 5.

To enquire about this day out please use the enquiry form on this page or call us on 09 837 4130

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