Coromandel Classic 2 Day Package

How Long:2 Days
Price:NZD $303 Adult, NZD $179 Child
You Need:Day pack, walking shoes/sneakers, swimsuit, towel, shorts, sunglasses, sunhat, sunscreen, water, wind/rain jacket, warm clothes, camera, lunch/snacks & essential personal items.
  • Cruise the Hauraki Gulf
  • Dig your own thermal spa at Hot Water Beach
  • Experience the stunning coastal walk and photo opportunities at Cathedral Cove
  • Visit an ancient kauri forest and Driving Creek Railway
This adventure starts when you step aboard the 360 Discovery Ferry in Auckland. The 2 hour ferry trip offers a scenic cruise through the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and on to Coromandel Town. You’ll be able to sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery and wildlife—which may even include dolphins if they’re in the area! The friendly team from Coromandel Adventures will be there to welcome you when you arrive at the Coromandel Wharf.

Enjoy our popular Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach Express for a great day exploring the Eastern coastlines. Your trip is timed to ensure you get to Hot Water Beach around low tide, the best time for the self-dug thermal beach spas. This means you will either depart at 11.30am on the day you arrive or at 7am the following morning, returning in time for the afternoon ferry to Auckland. Cathedral Cove is a photographer's delight, great for swimming, and maybe the best place ever for a picnic.
Additional Information
Get the most out of your visit to Coromandel Town on the Coromandel Town Explorer, including Driving Creek Railway (admission included), followed by a guided interpretative walk into the magnificent 309 Kauri Grove where the story of Coromandel’s Kauri will unfold.

• Return 360 Discovery Ferry trip to Auckland
• Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach Express Tour
• Cathedral Cove & Cathedral Cove Walkway —approx. 2 hours
• Hot Water Beach—approx. 2 hours
• Coromandel Town Explorer - includes admission to Driving Creek Railway

Requires a minimum of 4 for confirmed departure.
If minimum numbers are not reached clients will be offered the option to pay the additional charge and enjoy the benefits of a private tour or receive a full refund.
Coromandel Classic 2 Day Package
Coromandel AdventuresCoromandel Classic 2 Day Package
Coromandel AdventuresCoromandel Classic 2 Day Package
Coromandel AdventuresCoromandel Classic 2 Day Package
Coromandel AdventuresCoromandel Classic 2 Day Package
Coromandel AdventuresCoromandel Classic 2 Day Package
Coromandel Adventures
SAMPLE ITINERARY (afternoon low tide)


Day 1 8.45am – 11.15am
Depart Auckland on the 360 Discovery Ferry (Arrive at Hannaford’s Wharf)

Your adventure starts as soon as you step on board the 360 Discovery Ferry in downtown Auckland. Sit back, relax and admire the stunning scenery of the coast, sea and islands – home to an amazing variety of wildlife. You may even be lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins along the way! The friendly team for Coromandel Adventures will greet you on your arrival and provide the transfer through to Coromandel Town.


Day 1 11.30am - 7.30pm
Depart Coromandel Town on the Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach Express

With an afternoon low tide, you will head over to the Eastern Coastline after you arrive in Coromandel Town with the chance to stop off on the way to enjoy the spectacular coastlines, superb beaches, magnificent views, and pick up some lunch on the way.. Your guide will piece the day together in order for you to get the very best out of the conditions on the day making sure you are at Hot Water Beach around the low tide time so you can join in the fun of creating a thermal beach spa – a unique experience not to be missed! The hike along the Cathedral Cove Walkway usually takes between 35-40 minutes each way and once there the majesty of this iconic archway, clear azure water and sparkling sand will reward you. 


Day 2 12.15pm – 3.45pm
Driving Creek Railway & Scenic Drive & Guided Walk

After having time to relax and enjoy the friendly hospitality and charm of Coromandel Town you will meet the Coromandel Adventures team to head up to the world famous Driving Creek Railway and Potteries, a unique single gauge mountain railway through a replanted native forest up to a superb viewing tower. After a short Scenic drive up the 309 Road, the story of Coromandel will continue to unfold. With a rich history of extensive logging and booming gold mining, Coromandel has undergone some radical changes which will be highlighted as you encounter the majesty of one of the few remaining groves of giant Kauri, and hear the story of this great forest. You will return to Coromandel in time to catch the shuttle back to the ferry which will take you back to Auckland. 

ALTERNATIVE ITINERARY (morning low tide)

Day 1  8.45am     Depart Auckland on the 360 Discovery Ferry
           12.15pm   Driving Creek Railway
            2.00pm    Guided Interpretive Kauri Grove Walk + Scenic Drive
            3.45pm     Return to your accommodation

Day 2
  7.00am     Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach Express
            3.30pm     Return to Coromandel Town
            4.00pm     360 Discovery Ferry departs Coromandel Town (arrive in Auckland approx 6.30pm) 


Package includes:
• Informative commentary with local guides incl Maori history, geology and ecology
• Schedule may vary due to weather and operational reasons – will be confirmed upon reservation
• Requires a minimum of a one night/ two day stay in Coromandel Town
• Alternative transport option: Intercity Bus—may be substituted upon request or on days where the 360 Discovery Ferry is not operating.
• Complimentary pick up from accommodation in Coromandel Town

*Admission into Driving Creek Railway is included



Accommodation is not included in this package so it can be customized to suit your personal requirements. Please enquire you would like assistance finding the right accommodation.


Additional activity options may be built into this package to customize your experience eg Kayaking, Scenic Boat Trips, Winery Visits & Snorkeling. Additional charges apply for these activities. Please talk to us about these options when you enquire so suitable suggestions and arrangements can be made.


Slight adjustment in itinerary timing for weekday packages to meet 360 Discovery Ferry schedule The order of the activities may vary due to weather conditions, tide times and operator schedules - available upon enquiry. Length of stay in Coromandel Town may be extended Available year round— weekdays and weekends


Day pack, walking shoes/sneakers, swimsuit, towel, shorts, sunglasses, sunhat, sunscreen, water, wind/rain jacket, warm clothes, camera, lunch/snacks & essential personal items.


Children are welcome: child fares 0yrs-15yrs. Child car restraints/Safety seats are available and must be arranged when booking.


Participants must be of average fitness to participate - e.g. Cathedral Cove Walkway is a 40 minute walk each way. Alternative options exist for this segment if required, however additional costs may apply eg. Scenic boat cruise. All medical issues must be declared when checking in and also when asked by your guides. In most cases, minor medical issues will not preclude participation. However, it is important that the booking staff and activity guides are made aware of any issues prior to commencement of the activity for your safety & the safety of others