Coromandel Day Trip
Our Coromandel Day Tour starts with an early pick up, (exact time varies) as it's about a two and a half drive to our destination.
The drive will take you through the Hauraki Plains, an old swamp that early NZ settlers, though a series of canals, drains, and dams, turned into fertile farmland.
After the plains, you'll begin your journey through the Coromandel Mountain Ranges. The road is winding, but the towering cliffs and native forest make a beautiful drive.
Relax and enjoy the journey.
Once you cross the range and get to the otherside of the peninsula the real fun begins. The exact order will depend on the tide times but the days stops are as follows;
This coastal track is a New Zealand must do. It's about a 40 min walk down into the majestic cove. The track will take you through fern forests, and open land with stunning coastal views. The walk has some ups and downs, so we recommend comfortable shoes. You'll have time to swim the crystal clear waters, explore the surrounding beaches or simply relax in the sun and enjoy the idyllic surroundings.
-Hot Water Beach
-Digging your own private spa in a beach is a once in a lifetime opportunity. These natural hot springs can only be accessed at low tide, and allow you to have a natural spa just meters from the ocean. Our guides will bring shovels for you to dig, and give you some pointers so you can make the most of your natural spa experience.
Mount Paku is an old volcano in Tairua, on the east Coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. A short steep climb takes us to the summit for some stunning views of the towns of Tairua and Pauanui, as well as the outer islands.
Due to changing tides and group preference, this schedule may vary slightly.
Here is an example itinerary:
7.00am - Pick Up from Central Auckland
7.30 - Breakfast/Coffee Stop
9.00am - Mount Paku Summit Climb
11.30am -Cathedral Cove Walk
1.30pm Lunch Break at Local Cafe (Not included)
2.30pm DIY Sp at Hot Water Beach
3.30pm -6.30pm Return to Auckland in time for dinner
What to bring ;
Hat, Sunblock, Sunglasses,
Swimwear and a towel
Lunch or $ for lunch
Sense of Adventure
Summer ; Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun
WInter ; Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun
Limited days over winter.