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Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

Hike the coastal track into Narnia/Cathedral Cove. Dig your own toasty spa in the natural springs at Hot Water Beach. Summit Mount Paku for amazing views. The Coromandel Day Trip is one to remember.

Highlights

  • Spend your day exploring the wild and beautiful Coromandel.
  • Hike the coastal track into the majestic Cathedral Cove. Option to swim in this beautiful beach. (Must be able to walk for 2 hours)
  • Dig your own spa in the natural springs at Hot Water Beach
  • Summit Mount Paku for amazing views.
  • Visit one of the local cafes or breweries for lunch (Not Included)

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as we travel through the country and watch the sun rise over rural New Zealand.

The early start allows us to stop for a coffee, and still arrive in the Coromandel with the day to explore.

The tour varies, as we have to be at Hot Water Beach for low tide, but a typical day is as follows;

  • 6.30am - 7.00am: Pick ups from Central Auckland
  • 7.00am - 9.00am: Drive to Tairua, with one Coffee Stop / Toilet Break
  • 9.00am -10.00am: Summit Mount Paku for awesome views. (About a 20 minute climb up)
  • 10.30am - 1.00pm: Hike the coastal track into the majestic Cathedral Cove, swim, sunbathe or just relax and take photos in this beautiful bay.
  • 1.00pm -2.00pm: Lunch stop at one of the local cafes in the area. Options range from $12 - $25. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
  • 2.00pm - 3.30pm: Dig your own Spa at the natural springs at Hot Water Beach.(Once in a life time opportunity and epic bucket list experience)
  • 3.30pm - 6.30pm: Return to Auckland, arriving back in Auckland in time for dinner

  • After an epic day of hiking, swimming and spa-ing, with stunning beaches and views all day long, we are sure you'll sleep well.

    Location: We pick you up from your Central Auckland Accommodation, please state your pickup address as you proceed through checkout.

    Per person $249.00

    What's included

    • Pick up and Drop off from Central Auckland
    • Kiwi Guide
    • 2 Hours at Cathedral Cove. This allows enough time to do the 40min walk each way and have time to swim at take photos at the beach.
    • Visit to Hot Water Beach. We provide shovels so you can dig your own spa.
    • Visit to Mount Paku

    Duration

    • Allow approximately 11 hours for the whole experience

    Restrictions

    • Minimum age: 5
    • We do not have car seat facilities, so children must be old enough to wear seatbelts.

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.

    Bad Weather Refunds

    • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

    Notes

    • Tours most suitable for ages 18-60. All ages 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Lunch not included. Day Trip involves walking and stairs, so a decent level of fitness is required. 4 Pax minimum required for tour to take place.

    Available Bookings from August 08 to August 14

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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    Fri 14 Aug

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    • Per person$249.00

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    • Per person$175.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Ariel from Chile wrote on 16 February 2020

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    Awesome

    Soy de Chile y nos encanto el tour. Solo deben considerar el tiempo de viaje y que hay una gran cantidad de curvas que pueden marearte un poco. Quien condujo fue muy amable en todo sentido. Totalmente recomendado.

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    WEN-HUA from Taiwan wrote on 29 January 2020

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    Great and enjoyable little trip!

    In order to catch the best time and view, Rachel scheduled the pickup time one by one according to the tide. That's really sweet! Rach did tried her best to make sure that everyone was satisfied. We got enough water, snack and clean toilet lol. She not only brought us to the Hot Water Beach but also taught us how to dig a spa. She could always know what we need and give it to us! She's so nice:) p.s. The Cathedral Cove was really breathtaking as those photos!

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    Georgia from United Kingdom wrote on 15 January 2020

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    Best trip

    Rach was our driver and she was great. Really friendly and a fab people person. She made the walk to cathedral cove easier for us by picking us up on the next beach over if we got the water taxi! This was definitely the best part of my trip to New Zealand with a fantastic group of other sight seers. I will definitely use this company again

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    Abby from Australia wrote on 09 January 2020

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    Fantastic day on the Corromandel peninsula!

    Great tour guide (George) and overall an awesome experience!

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    Jorge Marinesco from Argentina wrote on 22 November 2019

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    Coromandel day trip

    Muy buena. El clima acompaño con un dia hermoso. Pequeño grupo que hace muy personalizada la excursion, George nuestro conductor y guia...excelente !!!!

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