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Coromandel Town: Driving Creek Railway and Kauri Groves Tour

Product ID: 263687
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Enjoy a 1-hour round trip on a narrow gauge mountain train through a replanted forest up to a spectacular viewing platform, then step into the tranquility of the forest for an afternoon guided tour of the Coromandel’s most majestic groves of giant Kauri.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 12:10 PM
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  • Take a ride on the narrow gauge mountain train
  • Enjoy superb views over Coromandel Town
  • Explore the ancient Kauri groves on a guided tour
  • Discover the unique history, geology, and ecology of the area
  • Marvel at the Waiau waterfall
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Discover one of Coromandel's most popular attractions by taking a ride on the Driving Creek Railway. Spend 1 hour traveling along a narrow gauge mountain train through a replanted forest up to the Eyeful Tower and admire superb views over Coromandel Town, the harbor, and beyond.

After your train ride, step into the tranquility of the forest and enjoy an afternoon guided tour to one of Coromandel’s most majestic groves of giant Kauri. Uncover the story of the Coromandel Kauri and the rich history of the area with your experienced local guide.

Make your way through the naturally regenerating rainforest, along the well-formed track with foot bridges and boardwalks, right into the heart of this spectacular grove. Feel rejuvenated during your close encounter with nature, and take a short walk to the charming Waiau waterfall to complete your experience.
  • Admission on the train
  • Commentary aboard the train about the area and history
  • Transfers to the Driving Creek Railway and the Kauri forest from Coromandel Town
  • Guided tour of the Kauri forest
  • Short walk and photo opportunity at Waiau waterfall
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Departure is from the Coromandel Town Carpark opposite the information centre. The address is: Coromandel Town Carpark, Unnamed Road, Waikato 3506, New Zealand

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Jacket
Know before you go
• Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts
• Take walking shoes, sun protection, a jacket, water, and a camera

From US$ 59.21 per person

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Product ID: 263687