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Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

Auckland, New Zealand
Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Escape the bustle of Auckland for a day on this convenient day trip to the Coromandel Peninsula. A variety of activities are included, to make the most of your time in this naturally beautiful area: hike to Cathedral Cove, swim in the crystal waters, climb Mount Paku, and dig your own spa bath at Hot Water Beach. All on a handy organized day trip.
  • See some of New Zealand’s most scenic places that are close to Auckland
  • Small-group tour and local guide make for a personalized day out
  • Transfers from central Auckland accommodation are included
  • Save time on buses or the hassle of a rental car on this organized trip
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Pickup and drop-off from central Auckland Accom
Kiwi guide
Visit to Cathedral Cove
Visit to Hot Water Beach
Mount Paku Summit
Use of Shovels
Food and drinks, but great local breweries/cafes may be visited along the way

Departure Point

Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

The Bus Stop right under the Sky Tower on Victoria St

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour to go ahead.
  • A maximum of 10 people per tour
  • Very occasionally tide times will mean the tour cannot access the springs at Hot Water Beach, but mostly we can adjust the tour to suit.
  • We will message you the itinerary the day before your tour with the exact pickup time. Please log into your booking to see this message.
  • Guests are welcome to bring a packed lunch however the cafe offers great options.
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear, swimwear and a towel are recommended.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kiwi Day Trips
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

  • "This involved quite a long walk with a good climb back so be prepared for this; good walking shoes are recommended." See review
  • "It is important especially for any older travelers to realize that good hiking shoes and a hiking stick are advisable, mainly the stick for the first, shorter hike." See review


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Worst Day of our lives!!
, Jan 2022
Bitterly dissatisfied & disappointed. We were so excited, woke up early travelled 1/2 hour to get to pick up point and paid $13 for parking. It was going to be Mother & Daughter special time and ended up with daughter traumatised and upset when no-one came to pick us up. I tried calling the operator on the booking schedule. He eventually answered saying that he has been doing tours for a while and well tough luck for you and not his problem. Keeping in mind we had already paid $510. I then tried various numbers with ‘number is not operational’. At this stage I too am in tears!! Eventually get hold of a help centre (not even in NZ mind) who kept on saying yesterday and tomorrow as they were in a different time zone- I had to explain this 3 times at least. Admittedly the young lady was very helpful in the end, although it’s still going to take 5-7days for me to get my money back which is very inconvenient at this time of the year!!!! I do NOT recommend this site as they just take your Money and booking without confirming of the operator is even operating!!! What was meant to be a special day with my daughter turned into an upsetting, traumatic, tearful and disappointing experience. I wouldn’t advise you put your friends or family at risk of this sort of disappointment
Hot water beach
, Jun 2020
Well planned and excellent guide! Jojo is very knowledgeable and such a kind person! She made us laugh so much and made the whole trip more enjoyable!
Great tour. Amazing views
, Mar 2020
Total fun on a tour of hot water beach, cathedral cove and ?peka? mountain. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and lots of fun. Come ready for a moderately strenuous hike if you do the cove
Great day in the Coromandel!
, Mar 2020
This was a spectacular day! If you want to get away from it all, go to the Coromandel. George, our guide, was a wealth of information and we had a good laugh while seeing gorgeous scenery. Be prepared for some good hiking.
Perfect trip
, Mar 2020
Jo Jo is good tour guide. She is very helpful as she is experience. The whole trip was so amusing. The scenery is stunning.
Great scenery and guide
, Mar 2020
Rachel, our guide, made a really cool place even cooler. Very knowledgeable, fun and made for as great day.
Fabulous trip.
, Mar 2020
Fabulous trip, great guide (Jojo). We saw countryside, beautiful beaches, waterways, bush and country towns. There were 2 walks to break up the vehicle travel, both fabulous. Thoroughly enjoyed this day. Highly recommend it if you want to see as much as possible in one day.
, Mar 2020
Trip was amazing. JoJo, our guide was so knowledgeable and personal . The tip would have been incredible on its own, but she made it so much better
A Great Day out to Coromandel
, Mar 2020
My wife and I were collected very early in the morning by George in a minibus, with 2 other couples and a single, and taken to Hot Water Bay with a coffee stop along the way. George knew exactly where to dig for hot water for best effect. Great fun! Swimming costume required - you have to experience this! Changing facilities at the beach. Then after an early lunch we went to Cathedral Cove which was magnificent. This involved quite a long walk with a good climb back so be prepared for this; good walking shoes are recommended. Our final visit was to Mount Paku with a short but stiff climb to the top. Well worth the effort for the stunning 360 degree view from the top. George was very amusing and kept us entertained with anecdotes - some of which may have been a bit tall! But overall he was a great guide and clearly very knowledgeable about local flora, fauna and language. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day.
Perfect way to squeeze in Coromandels highlights
, Mar 2020
I did this trip because I had some time solo and wanted to see Coromandel. George picked me up and he was super friendly and a really helpful/ positive host who catered the varied needs of the group well and also was able to find a weatherproof plan. I enjoyed all the stops, it was a great trip. I would have liked longer at certain spots but it is a day trip and it would be easy to fill a few days there.

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