Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town
Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids love Coromandel!
The track to Cathedral Cove is paved. However there are a few stairs to walk.
Maximum travelers: 3
English (fluent), Russian (fluent)
One day out of Auckland
This tour takes you to one of the most beautiful places in North Island - Coromandel Peninsula. Unique places to see here are Cathedral Cove where Chronicles of Narnia were shot and the other is a unique Hot Water Beach. The other secret of the place is a Mussel farm with its own restaurant. Where else can you try the freshest mussels for lunch. Not to mention the drive itself. Mountains and sea, what can be more spectacular. Ready to go?
Start from Auckland CBD at 8AM. Pick up from your city central accommodation. We first head on SH1, turn to SH2. In about 1 hour or so we make a stop at Themes. We can visit a museum of Gold Times in Coromandel. Proceeding along peninsula west coast to a town of Coromandel, stopping for photos on the way. We can stop for lunch at a Mussel Restaurant. After lunch proceed to a small Town of Hahei, where we take one of New Zealand's most beautiful walks. We go to Cathedral Cove. It is about 45 minutes each way. If the weather is good, there will be a great opportunity to swim in the Pacific Ocean. Depending on the tide, we visit famous Hot Water Beach with hot springs coming out from the sand. Now it is time to head towards Auckland enjoying mountain views. Will be back in Auckland by 6 or 7 PM. Shorter 7 hour option is available upon request.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will collect you from your accommodation in Auckland.
End location: Will bring you back to your accommodation in Auckland
Duration: 10 hours
Depending on the weather and your desire the tour can be extended to 12 hours (swimming, sun bathing, etc)
Car (Toyota Camry late years), petrol, Guide fees, all necessary licences and taxes. Water and soft drinks.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 New Zealand Dollars - For your lunch and coffee. Souvenirs are not included.
Your lunch/food, coffee and souvenirs