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$270.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Coromandel Peninsula Small-Group Day Trip from Auckland

The Coromandel Peninsula is renowned for its beautiful white- and golden-sand beaches, rugged mountain terrain and pristine rainforest.  First discovered by two great navigators, Kupe and Cook, the area is popular among locals and tourists alike.This morning, travel to the Coromandel township and the home of Barry Brickell, a potter, engineer and conservationist. Ride the train that Barry built through replanted native kauri forest, over viaducts and through tunnels as it climbs up the mountain to the viewing station. From here you will have panoramic views over the island-dotted Hauraki Gulf.Then take a 10-15 minute guided walk through the pristine rainforest to view some of the magnificent kauri trees which once covered the peninsula. Next, travel across the mountain divide and down to the beach, and enjoy lunch at a local café. After lunch, wander along the aptly named Hot Water Beach, and take a dip in one of the naturally occurring thermal pools in the sand or dig your own!.At the end of the day, visit the famous Cathedral Cove and see where the Pacific Ocean washes through a natural arch. Please note: The walk down to the arch is over uneven surfaces and dependent on weather conditions. Please be prepared for the walk, it will be over an hour of walking up and down steep inclines, and stairs.

$175.14 Day Trips & Excursions

Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sky TowerMorning Pick Up from Sky Tower or Central City Hotel/BackpackersDuration: 5 minutesPass By: Coromandel Forest ParkEnjoy the drive, that takes you over the Coromandel Ranges to the eastern side of the Peninsula. This rugged mountain range is covered in beautiful native forests, and you'll see an abundance of native ferns and palms and other trees as you wind through the Mountains. Stop At: Hot Water BeachCheck out these stunning natural hot springs that come up onto the beach and can only be accessed at low tide. Remember to bring swimwear and a towel if you want to have a dip.We'll provide shovels so you can dig your own natural spa.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cathedral Cove WalkYour guide will drop you at the start of the Cathedral Cove walk.This coastal track is about a 30-40 minute walk each way, and has some ups and downs in both directions. The walk will take you through ferns and forests and offer some stellar coastal views.The beach at the end of the walk is beautiful and used as a scene in the Narnia Films. You're welcome to have a swim if you wish.You'll have time to swim/relax/explore at the beach before starting the walk back.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mount PakuA short steep climb to the summit of Mount Paku. This walk offers great views 360 degree views over Tairua, Pauanui and Slipper Island. And a chance to stretch the legs.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sky TowerDrop Off back in Auckland Central or at Hotel Duration: 5 minutes

$138.07 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Coromandel Tour from Auckland

This is a great days visit outside of Auckland and shows you one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand, the Coromandel Peninsula.  We will visit Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach. Be taken around the scenic coastal road that has amazing views with a great lookout photo stop. Dig you own natural Hot Thermal spa in the sand at low tide at Hot Water Beach, the only place in the world you can do this. We will see ancient Kauri trees which are over 300 years old. Walk up and down to Cathedral Cove to see the splendid cave and beautiful beach where Narnia was filmed.  A moderate level of fitness and good walking shoes is required for our walk which is just over an hour long and we will see 300 year old ancient Kauri trees on the way.  On the way home we stop for a fruit ice cream or yogurt and we get back to Auckland between 7:30pm and 8:30pm.

$819.44 Multi-day & Extended Tours

North Island 6-Day Adventure Tour: Auckland to Wellington RT

Day 1: Auckland to HaheiMeet the group and head south east stopping at the famous Cathedral Cove. Accessible only by foot or by boat, this beautiful coastal spot is one of the ‘must see’ sites on the Coromandel Peninsula. Drive to the unique Hot Water Beach and dig up your own personal spa pool in the sand (tide dependent). Overnight in beach side cabins and enjoy a BBQ dinner.Accommodation: Comfortable cabins, near the beach Meals: DinnerDay 2: Hahei to RotoruaArrive into Rotorua around lunchtime, an area known for its Maori heritage and thermal activity. Take the opportunity to do some great optional activities like a visit to Hobbiton, white water rafting, zorbing or the luge. In the evening, you'll be welcomed into the authentic Tamaki Maori Village, where you can discover and learn more about Maori art forms, ancient rituals and traditions. Enjoy a traditional Maori hangi (feast) with your hosts. Accommodation: Central City LodgeMeals: Breakfast, DinnerDay 3: RotoruaYou have a full free day in Rotorua. Here you have plenty of great optional activities to choose from, such as a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, white water rafting, ziplining through native bush, mountain biking and much more.Accommodation Central City LodgeMeals: BreakfastDay 4: Rotorua to Tongaririo National ParkIt’s a very early start this morning so we can make our way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tongariro National Park to complete the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Trek through dramatic natural scenery past volcanic peaks, vast craters and stunning turquoise lakes on one of the most spectacular treks in New Zealand. Accommodation: Alpine Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerDay 5: Tongaririo National Park to Blue Duck StationToday we head for the award winning Blue Duck Station in Whakahoro, a 7,200 acre high country farm that is both a working sheep and beef station and an environmental conservation leader. Take part in a 4WD Bush Safari and farm adventure, where you’ll explore this vast land and the New Zealand native bush, discover the remains of an unbelievable local history, and learn about the farm’s conservation efforts.Accommodation: Rustic country lodge Meals: Breakfast, DinnerDay 6: Blue Duck Station to WellingtonToday we head to Wellington - New Zealand’s capital city, it is home to New Zealand’s parliament and the iconic Beehive government building. Check out the famous Weta Workshop or marvel at the natural and cultural wonders of Te Papa National Museum.Accommodation: Central city hostelMeals: BreakfastDay 7: Wellington to AucklandToday is an express journey from Wellington to Auckland. We stop along the way for photos and to have lunch in National Park. Meals: Breakfast

$763.17 Outdoor Activities

10-Day North Island Adventure Tour - Auckland to Wellington Return

Day 1: Auckland to HaheiMeet the group and head south east stopping at the famous Cathedral Cove.Drive to the unique Hot Water Beach and dig up your own personal spa pool in the sand (tide dependent).Accommodation: Comfortable cabins, near the beachDay 2: Free Day in HaheiToday you have a full free day to embrace the laid back Coromandel lifestyle. Get up early to catch the sunrise on the beach or take a guided boat tour through the cliffs and caves of the nearby marine reserve.Accommodation: Comfortable cabins, near the beachDay 3: Hahei to RotoruaVisit Hobbiton or explore geothermal wonderlands today as we travel through the Waikato region to Rotorua.Accommodation: Central city hostelDay 4: RotoruaEnjoy a free day to discover an area rich in Maori heritage and adrenaline activities. You can even opt for a day tour to Waitomo or White Island.Accommodation: Central city hostelDay 5: Rotorua to Lake AniwhenuaThe morning is free to try one of the many adventure activities on offer in Rotorua, before we depart at midday to drive into the remote area of Lake Aniwhenua. A local Maori guide will share the area’s history and lead us to visit the area’s sacred archaeological sites. Prepare a hangi feast, learn traditional stick games and visit the local communityAccommodation: Lakefront lodgeDay 6: Lake Aniwhenua to Blue Duck StationAfter breakfast we depart and head to Taupo to see the mighty Huka Falls, and for the brave we have time for skydiving! In the afternoon, we make our way to Blue Duck Station, an award-winning 7,200 acre high country farm that is both a working station and an environmental conservation leader.Accommodation: Country station lodgeDay 7: Free day at Blue Duck StationToday you have a free day to explore this truly amazing and secluded location in depth. The included 4WD farm tour will give you a tantalising taste of life in remote, rural New Zealand. There are plenty of other optional farming and conservation-based activities for you to experience around the property as well.Accommodation: Country station lodgeDay 8: Blue Duck Station to RaetihiToday you get a chance to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Be prepared for some epic scenery as you walk around the base of “Mt Doom” from the Lord of the Rings films.Accommodation: Mountain view lodgeDay 9: Raetihi to WellingtonToday we head to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Discover the New Zealand wonders on display in Te Papa Museum or stroll along the waterfront.Accommodation: Central city hostelDay 10: Wellington to AucklandToday is an express journey from Wellington to Auckland. We stop along the way for photos and to have lunch in National Park. Meals: Breakfast

$256.03 Tours & Sightseeing

Coro Coaster

Leave Auckland at 6.30 am on one of our comfortable and airconditioned vans. Arive at Kopu around 8:00am and have a 30 minutes coffee break there. Afterwards continue on to Coromandel Township where you will have one hour to explore the former colonial gold rush settlement. Coromandel Town is known for its charming mix of Victorian architecture, beaches and forests. Optional you can experience the Driving Creek Railway ($35 Adult, Children half price). After leaving Coromandel Township we take you to the other side of the Coromandel Penisula to Whitianga stopping by the Waiau Waterfall and Swimming Hole as well as the Waiau Kauri Forest. Arrive at Whitianga around lunchtime and have aprox. half an hour to refill your tanks and hop back onto the Coro Coaster. From Whitianga you continue on to Hahei where you will board the Hahei Explorer at 2pm. The Hahei Explorer is the original Cathedral Cove boat tour to Hahei's marine reserve, stunning volcanic coastline and magnificent sea caves. Enjoy the scenic boat ride for one hour before you return to the beach, where we make our way over to the Hot Water Beach. During the tide you will dig holes into the sand and enjoy the natural warm water in your self made pool. At approx. 5.30pm the bus will make its way back to Auckland after a long and exciting day. We will adjust the itinerary to ensure we hit Hot Water Beach at the correct tide.

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