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$256.04 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.

$140.82 Day Trips & Excursions

Coromandel Day Trip

7.00am - 7.30am Pickups in Auckland (most central city accommodations are fine)7.30am - 9.30am Drive through the Coromandel Forest Park to Tairua9.30am - 10.30am Summit Mount Paku (Only 15-20 minute walk up, but quite steep)11.00am - 12.30pm DIY Spa at Hot Water Beach12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch at local cafe or brewery / winery (not included)1.30pm -  3.30pm Cathedral Cove coastal walk / Swim at the beach3.30pm - 6.30pm Return to Auckland in time for dinner

$784.95 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

$245.25 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.

$202.13 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.

$2651.31 Multi-day & Extended Tours

17-Day New Zealand Adventure Tour - Auckland to Christchurch

Auckland to HaheiVisit one of New Zealand's favourite holiday destinations and discover Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach (where you can dig your own spa in the sand). Hahei to RotoruaFor Lord of the Ring fans, you have the option to visit Hobbiton (own expense) before an evening visit to Tamaki Maori Village for traditional performance and meal. Full day in RotoruaExplore an area known for it's Maori heritage, adventure activities and geothermal wonders. Rotorua to National ParkHike the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing (19km) traversing a volcanic plateau via the Emerald Lakes.  Blue Duck Station to National ParkSpend time on this high country station and learn about its strong sustainability and conservation projects. Buckle in for an educational and scenic 4WD Bush safari over the wild country side.  Blue Duck to WellingtonOption to tour the Weta Workshop or spend your time at Te Papa National Museum Wellington to Abel TasmanTravel across the wild Cook Strait via the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. On route to Abel Tasman, stop via a cellar door to sample some of the regions wines.  Full day in Abel TasmanExplore one of New Zealand's most iconic coastal national parks. Walk the tracks along golden sand beaches or join optional activities like sailing or or sea kayaking. Abel Tasman to Franz JosefDrive along the West Coast of NZ to Franz Josef Full day in Franz JosefOption to do the Glacier Heli Hike or enjoy the local walks in the area.  Franz Josef to MakaroraVisit the stunning blue pools Makarora to Doubtful SoundOvernight cruise to the Double Sound - go sea kayaking,  see and learn about the penguins, seals and dolphins. Doubtful Sound to QueenstownLeave the Fjordlands behind and head for the adventure capital of New Zealand in beautiful Queenstown. 2x Full days in QueenstownPlenty of options here to bungy jump, skydive, go river jet boating, zipline or hike the mountains. Queenstown to Mt CookStop for a scenic bike ride around Lake Wanaka before continuing to the majestic Mt Cook National Park, home to New Zealand's tallest mountain. Mt Cook to ChristchurchStroll around the mesmerising aqua blue Lake Tekapo. You have the option to join an adrenaline fuelled white water rafting adventure (own expense) before the tour ends in Christchurch.

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