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$206.49 Day Trips & Excursions

Cathedral Cove Day Trip from Auckland

Your day will begin with port pickup opposite Queens Wharf in Auckland. From here, embark on a scenic 2-hour drive to the small Coromandel town of Tairua.Upon arrival, take a 15-minute guided hike to the summit of Mt. Paku, a small volcano with amazing views of the Coromandel coastline and back onto Tairua and Pauanui. Proceed with your small group to complete a 1.5-hour walk to the magnificent Cathedral Cove, with the option of visiting the other coves along the way. Spend some time soaking in the natural hot pools at Hot Water Beach during low tide (exact timing depends on the tide schedule). You can order lunch at the cafe at Hot Water Beach or Hahei Beach (own expense) before returning to Auckland around 7pm.

$206.49 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Cathedral Cove Day Trip from Auckland

Your day will begin with port pickup opposite Queens Wharf in Auckland. From here, embark on a scenic 2-hour drive to the small Coromandel town of Tairua.Upon arrival, take a 15-minute guided hike to the summit of Mt. Paku, a small volcano with amazing views of the Coromandel coastline and back onto Tairua and Pauanui. Proceed with your small group to complete a 1.5-hour walk to the magnificent Cathedral Cove, with the option of visiting the other coves along the way. See the famous hot water springs at Hot Water Beach during low tide (exact timing depends on the tide schedule). You can order lunch at the cafe at Hot Water Beach or Hahei Beach (own expense) before returning to Auckland around 7pm.

$169.57 Day Trips & Excursions

Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

The Coromandel is a real "must do" when visiting New Zealand. The timing varies daily, so that you are at Hot Water Beach as close to low tide as possible, otherwise you cannot access the Hot Springs. An example itinerary is ; 6.30am - 7.00am ; Pick Up Auckland 7.00am - 9.30am ; Scenic drive across the Hauraki Plains and over the Coromandel Ranges. The drive gets a little windy through the ranges, but the views and native forests are fantastic. You'll have one stop for Coffee/Bathroom on the way. 9.30am - 10.15am ; Summit Mount Paku for amazing views of Tairua, Slipper Island, and Pauanui. This short steep climb is also a great chance to stretch the legs after the drive. 10.45am - 11.45pm ; Hot Water Beach ; Dig your own natural spa in these epic hot springs that come out onto the beach and can only be accessed at Low Tide. Please note, there are changing rooms at the beach, but no hot showers. 12.00pm - 1.00pm Lunch Break at local cafe. Not included, and you're welcome to bring a packed lunch if you prefer. However the cafe has some great options and is very popular. 1.00pm-3.00pm Hike the coastal track into the beautiful Cathedral Cove. This is a 30 minute walk to the beach, and a little longer coming back to the van. You'll have time to explore, relax or swim if you choose. The beach is stunning, and was used as a setting for one of the Narnia Film. 3.00pm - 6.00pm Return to Auckland (One break on the way) We are sure after a fairly intense day of beaches, sun, food, hot-springs and just general natural beauty, you'll have a great nights sleep. Arrival time in Auckland will depend a little on traffic and length of time spent at each location but you'll be back in time for dinner.