Join us to explore 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 tour includes amazing ancient native kauri trees, stunning white sand beaches on the east and sheltered bays on the west. Spend the day with your experienced guide finding out about the best that the Coromandel Peninsula has to offer.
A 90-minute drive from Auckland is the historic township of Thames. From there 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. The views across the forest and harbour from the top are stunning.
Your Coromandel tour continues across the peninsula and descends towards the east coast beaches where where you enjoy a cafe lunch.
We visit Hot Water Beach where you can dig your own hot tub in the sand right beside the lapping waves. This is one of the only places in the world where naturally geothermal heated fresh 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 Narnia: Prince Caspian. There is a half hour downhill walk to the beach which means the walk back is uphill, including stairs. A moderate walking ability is required. On our way back towards Auckland we stop to view some magnificent 600 year old Kauri trees.
This Coromandel Day Tour is packed with things to do. 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.
***Due to weather damage the trail to Cathedral Cove is closed for summer 2023-24 – by order of the Department of Conservation. If Cathedral Cove was on your ‘must see’ list then we may be able to rearrange the day so you could do a boat tour there. Get in touch and we can personalise your tour.
“This was a fantastic tour, one of our most memorable experiences!” Trip Advisor review
These prices are valid for up to 8 people, for groups of 9+ please ask for a quote (use the enquiry form on this page)
** access to Hot Water Beach is tide dependent
Child price for ages 5-11. Due to the winding roads, this tour is not appropriate for young children.
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