Coro Coaster

Day Trips & Excursions in Whitianga

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Take a spectacular day trip from Auckland around both sides of the Coromandel Peninsula to see the fullness of its beauty. After coffee in Kopu, head off to explore the Kauri Forest and the Waiau Waterfall. Enjoy the exploration of the coastline and experience Cathedral Cove on board the Hahei Explorer. Time to relax at Hot Water Beach (tide guaranteed).  A stop in Whitianga for lunch. At Coromandel Township time to explore the village or add the option of Driving Creek Railway ($35 Adult, Children half price) to your trip. All our tours are conducted by our knowledgeable driver/guides with full commentary.The Coro Coaster leaves Auckland at 6.30 am & returns between 7.00 pm & 8.00 pm.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato Region, North IslandLeave 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.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Coffee at Kopu
  • Hahei Explorer
  • Pickup from centrally located meeting point
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or van
  • Drving Creek Railway (if booked in advance)

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses