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Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from Auckland

Product ID: 190994
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Enjoy a day trip to The Coromandel to visit the world famous Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach. Explore a wild peninsula full of rugged mountains and luscious forests on an epic day trip from Auckland.
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Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 6:30 AM
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  • Hike the coastal track into the majestic Cathedral Cove
  • Enjoy an optional swim in the crystal clear waters
  • Dig your own spa in the natural hot springs at Hot Water Beach
  • Relish beautiful views and photo opportunities all day long
  • Climb to the summit Mount Paku for great views over the coast
Full description
Embark on a day trip to the Coromandel Peninsula from Auckland. Enjoy a small group tour with a friendly, local kiwi guide. After pickup from downtown Auckland, relax on the scenic journey across the Hauraki Plains and over the Coromandel Ranges. The windy drive through the ranges offers fantastic views and there'll be time for a short coffee and bathroom break on the way.

Make your first stop at summit Mount Paku for amazing views of Tairua, Slipper Island, and Pauanui. This short steep climb is also a great chance to stretch your legs after the drive. Dig your own natural spa in the hot springs of Hot Water Beach that can only be accessed at low tide. Then, enjoy a 1-hour break for lunch at a local cafe.

After lunch, hike the coastal track into the beautiful Cathedral Cove. This is a 30-minute walk to the beach and a little longer on the return. Enjoy time to explore, relax or swim if you choose. The stunning beach was used as a setting for one of the Narnia films. Finally, after a full day of beaches, sun, food, hot springs, and natural beauty, climb back in the mini-van for the return drive to Auckland. With a short stop along the way, you'll arrive around 6 PM, depending on weather, traffic, and time spent at each location.
  • Pickup and drop off from downtown Auckland location
  • Transport
  • Local guide
  • 2-hours at Cathedral Cove
  • 1-hour at Hot Water Beach
  • Summit climb of Mount Paku
  • All entrance fees
  • Use of shovels
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please wait on the roadside by the Passenger Service Vehicle Pickup and Drop-off point, and not inside the Bus Terminal.

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Important information
Know before you go
• There is a minimum number of 2 people required for the tour to operate
• The tour might be canceled due to severe weather or road closures and if this occurs you will be offered an alternative date or receive a full refund
• The tour time is dependent on tide times so that you are at Hot Water Beach as close to low tide as possible
• Your pick up time will be between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM dependent on the tide times so check your email for your exact pickup time and location
• This tour involves a moderate amount of walking so a decent level of fitness is required
• Please note that lunch is not included and you are welcome to bring your own lunch
• There are changing rooms but not hot showers at Hot Water Beach

From US$ 165.59 per person

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Product ID: 190994