Coromandel Coastal Experience

Tour Summary


The Coromandel, renowned for its pristine beaches, misty forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand's most popular holiday destinations. The laid-back locals, golden coastline, abundant marine life and mountainous interior have long made The Coromandel a favourite holiday spot for kiwis. Enjoy a delightful ride through New Zealand native bush, crossing over one of the many viaducts, tunnels and spirals before reaching the terminus at the mountain top called the "Eyefull Tower" that offers stunning panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf.

Tour Highlights


  • Spend a day exploring the wild and beautiful Coromandel Peninsula

  • Experience Driving Creek –New Zealand’s only narrow gauge mountain railway

  • Mountain train ride through native forest

  • Witness the stunning views over Coromandel town and beyond

  • Walk through lush forest along the coastline reach Cathedral Cove

  • Walking beneath the breath-taking rock formation

  • Visit Cathedral Cove – the land where Narnia was filmed

  • Have a beautiful view to Hahei Beach

  • Dig you own thermal pool on Hot Water Beach and relax in 60-degree water

  • Marvel at the spectacular views and the ever-changing landscape as we stop en route to take magical photos.

Tour Inclusion


  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board

  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour

  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus

  • Admission to Driving Creek Railway

  • Coastal walk to Hahei beach and Cathedral Cove

  • Hot Water Beach - one of New Zealand's iconic destinations

Tour Description


The Coromandel, renowned for its pristine beaches, misty forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand's most popular holiday destinations. Renowned for its natural beauty, green pastures, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches, The Coromandel is blessed with hundreds of natural hideaways, making it an ideal place to escape. ​

A binocular’s view across the gulf from Auckland, The Coromandel is everything that a big city isn’t. With a mountainous interior cloaked in native rainforest and more than 400 kilometres of dazzling white sand beaches, it is rustic, unspoiled and relaxed. Marvel at the spectacular views and the ever-changing landscape as we stop en route to take magical photos.​

Nestled amongst regenerating native forest near Coromandel Town is Driving Creek Railway, a narrow-gorge mountain trail lined with unique and colourful pottery. It’s all aboard as you enjoy a scenic one hour train ride up to the ‘Eyefull Tower’, where colossal views stretch out over the Hauraki Gulf and Islands.  1-hour train ride that includes 2 spirals, 3 short tunnels, 5 reversing points and several large viaducts as it climbs up the hill to the Eyefull Tower. At the top, you will be fascinated by the panoramic views over the island-studded Hauraki Gulf.​

Cathedral Cove is arguably one of the most picturesque spots in The Coromandel. From the north end of the beach, a one hour walking track leads along the cliff top and then descends to the Cove. Here a gigantic arched cavern passes through a white rock headland to join two secluded coves. The cathedral-like arch gives the whole area an air of grandeur. The beach is sandy with shady pohutukawa trees along the foreshore - a perfect place for a picnic and a swim.​

Deep within the earth a natural spring runs beneath Hot Water Beach, bubbling up to emerge through the sand in the form of naturally heated mineral water. At the southern end of the beach, it’s possible to dig your own hot pool in the sand. Relaxing in your own spa pool meters from the Pacific Ocean is a very unique feeling!

​After a fun-filled scenic experience at the Coromandel, it is now time to head back to Auckland.

Tour Requirements

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

  • Moderate level of fitness is required and comfortable shoes with a good grip.

  • Access to Hot Water Beach is tide dependent

  • Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for the conditions, walking shoes, , Sun protection, jacket/warm layer & essential personal items

  • Equip with Swimming costume and Towel if you choose to swim

  • Bring a camera or a phone with camera capability as this is the perfect place to get some great experiences photos.

  • We provide shovels so you can dig your own spa     

  • Allow enough time to do the 40 min walk each way at the cathedral cove and have time to swim and take photos.

Optional Add-Ons

Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

Scenic adventure boat trip to world famous Cathedral Cove, spectacular sea caves, Narnia movie Prince Caspian film locations and more. A photographer's dream. An intimate encounter with the Coromandel's stunning coastline, this amazing boat tour visits world famous Cathedral Cove. See all the highlights in one hour including the remote coast with its spectacular sea caves, and when the tide is right we take you into the hidden underground blowhole. Penguins, seals & dolphins are a delight when they take time out of their busy schedules to visit us in the bay.

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+64 21 026 60993


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