Coromandel and Cathedral Cove Day Trip from Auckland

Day Trips & Excursions in Auckland

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From Auckland, enjoy a drive through farmland and bushclad hills across the spine of the Coromandel Peninsular to Hahei with its beautiful beach.   On this tour we will pick you up from your hotel and take a scenic drive through the New Zealand countryside as we head to the incredible Coromandel Peninsula.  The Hahei Explorer 10 seater zodiac boat, travels up to 14kms, taking you to the coastal islands of a marine reserve. The reefs, massive sea caves and bays, including the world famous Cathedral Cove with enchant you. The magnificence of this natural volcanic scenery is legendary. Cathedral Cove, the spot featuring in The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian.  This will be viewed from the boat, and you will also have the option to walk to the cove.  A stop at Hot Water Beach where you can dig your own personal spa pool.
Start your day with a convenient pick-up from your Auckland hotel and travel in either a comfortable air conditioned  7-seat Mercedes van or 12-Seat Mercedes Sprinter with a friendly and knowledgeable local guide/driver. Head south through rolling farmland and bush-clad hills, winding your way around the Firth of Thames. Travel up the eastern spine of the Coromandel Peninsula to the quaint seaside town of Hahei. Feel a sense of calm wash over you as you lookout upon flowering trees, jagged rocks, and white-sand shores that slowly fade into the cerulean sea.Soak in the striking atmosphere of northern New Zealand's volcanic coastline on this 2-part day trip to the Coromandel Peninsula. Travel by land to the pristine beach of Hot Water beach and dig to make your own spa, or dip your toes in the hot water.  Then take to the water to experience the splendor of cliffs, coves, and caves by boat.In this Coromandel Cathedral Cove Experience tour you visit an extraordinary volcanic coastline by boat, an awesome blow-hole and a sea cave – truly a magical experience in the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve.Enjoy lunch at a local café at Hot Water Beach, a small, friendly village with a population of just hundredsBoard the Hahei Explorer for a gentle float through the nature reserve. Glide across the water, taking in views of sharp cliffs, massive caves, and other eroded remnants of the now-extinct volcanic zone. The ride to Cathedral Cove, a spectacular site that's only accessible by foot or boat.  You will visit the two film locations of Narnia at Champagne Bay and world famous Cathedral cove, before returning to Auckland.

What’s included

  • Small-group tour
  • Boat ride
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Personal expenses


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide