Auckland Small Group Tour | Coromandel Discovery

Auckland Small Group Tour | Coromandel Discovery

Experience Coromandel Peninsula, a favourite holiday destination for many New Zealanders. Its amazing landscape consists of a mountainous, forest-covered backbone, with the Pacific Ocean on the east, and the sheltered bays of the Hauraki Gulf on the west. Spend the day in this unique area steeped in history associated with kauri logging and gold mining and stunning coastlines.

A 90-minute drive south-east of Auckland is Coromandel’s main town, Thames, where you take a short break. Then the spectacular western coast road leads us to Coromandel township where renowned New Zealand potter, Barry Brickell has his studio. Ride his own designed and built mountain railway system on a memorable journey through the rugged landscape. Your next stop is for a quiet stroll in the pristine rainforest to view some of the magnificent kauri trees which once covered the Coromandel Peninsula. The journey continues across the mountain divide and descends towards the east coast beaches where you stop for lunch. Visit Hot Water Beach with its hot spring in the middle of the beach. Take a dip if you wish!

A short drive away is Cathedral Cove, where the Pacific Ocean washes through a natural arch onto a white sandy beach backed by white cliffs. There is a good half hour downhill walk to the beach from here which means of course the walk back is uphill! Our journey home to Auckland heads back over the hills by a different route.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Guided Nature Tours & Walks
From: Auckland to Auckland
Price: From (NZD) $395 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: BBC


Free pick up from inner city accommodation
Lunch at a cafe
Experience the Coromandel Peninsula, a favourite holiday destination for many New Zealanders
Ride on Barry Brickell's own designed and built mountain railway system on a memorable journey through the rugged landscape
Dig a hole at Hot Water Beach and sit in your own hot tub in the sand
Visit Cathedral Cove one of our most unique and untouched beaches (subject to guide discretion)- highly recommended by Relaxing Journeys
Minimum 2 passengers

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Departs daily
  • Departure Point: Auckland Inner City free pick up included.
  • Departure Time: at 7:00am
  • Duration: 12 hours approximately
  • Return Details: Tour returns at 7.00pm, Auckland Inner City free drop off included.
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • Minimum 2 people required to book this tour.
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Reasonable level of fitness required. 80-minute walk down to Cathedral Cove and back along some steep tracks.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.

General Information

This is a specialised small group tour. It is designed to give the visitor an intimate and memorable experience of Auckland’s wilderness without any impact on the environment and wildlife. Each tour is led by an experienced guide with extensive knowledge of native flora and fauna and an awareness for client and environmental safety.

Tourism Affiliations

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There are 19 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.7 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

We enjoyed a lot this tour, very complete. The guide was very nice. Love we could choose the lunch, with drink and dessert.
Overall Tour Rating

Our guide was very knowledgeable and he clearly appreciated clients asking him questions. It was a long day, but for someone who only had one day to spend on the Coromandel Peninsula it covered a lot of ground and was excellent value for money.
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Loved it! Only way it could've been better is if all the roads were perfectly straight, not bumpy/curvy, and if we had actually seen the dolphins! Basically it was the best it could be! My friend and I had a great time.
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Great tour all around, while we didn't get to spend as much time at the Hot Spring beach, the extra time at Cathedral Cove was worth it. Tour didn't feel to rushed for the most part, but an extra hour to the day overall would've made it outstanding. Overall, it was still an excellent trip.
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Everything was so well planned and it went so smoothly!! :-) Our tour guide, Warren, was so knowledgeable in simply all fields and he performed his role marvelously. The trip was definitely an eye-opener and we definitely recommend it to any beach-lovers/ nature enthusiasts!!
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The weather wasn't good but the tour itself was very good. Loved Coromandel, thanks a lot!
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Great tour though a long day with a lot of driving. We had a private tour as no one else was booked for the day. Highlights of course were Cathedral Cove and Hotwater Beach - not to be missed! Dion our tour guide was very knowledgeable, accommodating, and humorous. Great lunch also.
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Coromandel tour. It was something special, exceeded my expectations. Thank you.
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We came on a short trip to New Zealand and found the Coromandel Day Tour online. The tour was GREAT especially for those on limited time!! There was surprisingly only 2 of we had the whole van to ourselves....the guide was very flexible in terms of timing. We certainly enjoyed Cathedral Cove a lot and would love to be back! Thanks to Relaxing Journeys! :)
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Well worth the money. The driver /guide was knowledgeable, interesting and helpful. The hot water beach was one of the most amazing things I have experienced lying in extremely hot water on a beach. The walk to and from Cathedral Cove was well worth it for the views. The little train with all the switchbacks and tunnels again a highlight and the view from the top is great.
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Auckland Small Group Tour | Coromandel Discovery
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Tour Code: BBC
From (NZD) $395 per person
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