Coromandel Classic 2 Day Package

How Long:2 Days
Price:NZD $278 Adult, NZD $166 Child
Departing:Auckland
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
  • Discover the conservation story at Driving Creek Railway 
This adventure starts when you step aboard the Fullers360 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.
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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 inside the predator free sanctuary where you can discover the story behind the conservation programme at Driving Creek.

• 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
• Driving Creek Railway Explorer & Conservation Combo

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
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SAMPLE ITINERARY (afternoon low tide)

DAY 1 SCENIC CRUISE WITH Fullers360 FERRY

Day 1 8.45am – 11.15am
Depart Auckland on the Fullers360 Ferry (Arrive at Hannaford’s Wharf)

Your adventure starts as soon as you step on board the Fullers360 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 CATHEDRAL COVE & HOT WATER BEACH

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 Driving Creek Railway Explorer & Conservation COMBO

Day 2 12.15pm – 3.45pm
Driving Creek Railway Explorer & Conservation Combo

After having time to relax and enjoy the friendly hospitality and charm of Coromandel Town you will meet the Driving Creek Railway 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 your journey on the train, head your guide will take you inside the conservation sanctuary where you will learn about the conservation programme behind the predator proof fence. 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 Fullers360 Ferry
           12.10pm   Driving Creek Railway
            2.30pm    Conservation Explorer
            3.45pm    Return to your accommodation


Day 2
  7.00am     Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach Express
            3.30pm     Return to Coromandel Town
            4.00pm     Fullers360 Ferry departs Coromandel Town (arrive in Auckland approx 6.30pm) 
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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 Fullers360 Ferry is not operating.
• Complimentary pick up from accommodation in Coromandel Town


*Admission into Driving Creek Railway & Conservation Park is included
 

PACKAGE DETAILS

ACCOMMODATION

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 ACTIVITIES

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

ITINERARY

Slight adjustment in itinerary timing for weekday packages to meet Fullers360 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

WHAT TO BRING:

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

MORE INFORMATION

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

HEALTH & SAFETY

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