Coromandel Peninsula Tour
What you can expect ?
The Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island of New Zealand extends 85 kilometres north from the western end of the Bay of Plenty, forming a natural barrier to protect the Hauraki Gulf and the Firth of Thames in the west from the Pacific Ocean to the east. It is 40 kilometres wide at its broadest point. Almost the entire population lies on the narrow coastal strips fronting the Hauraki Gulf and the Bay of Plenty. In fine weather the peninsula is clearly visible from Auckland, the country's biggest city, which lies on the far shore of the Hauraki Gulf, 55 kilometres to the west. The peninsula is part of the local government areas of Thames-Coromandel District and the Waikato Region.
Auckland - Cathedral Cove - Hot Water Beach - Auckland
Due to increased traffic in Hahei village over summer, the Cathedral Cove Lookout car park (start of the track) is closed from 1st October to 30th April. Free parking is available at the entrance to Hahei Village, on your right hand side. From the village entrance car park, either walk via Hahei Beach or Hahei Village Town Centre, or use the Park and Ride shuttle bus to the top Cathedral Cove lookout (although you will miss Hahei Beach and the beautiful cliff walk). The Cathedral Cove Walk from the carpark at the Hahei Village Entry Carpark on the outskirts of Hahei beach is approximately a 1.15 hrs walk. From the top lookout it is a 10 minute walk to Gemstone Bay Snorkel Trail, 20 min to Stingray Bay and approximately 45 mins one way to The Cove.
Hot water beach
Popular for a patch of thermal water bubbling just beneath the surface of the sand at low tide, Hot Water Beach has achieved cult-like status as a worldwide wonder right here on The Coromandel. Visitors flock to the usually deserted Hot Water Beach two hours either side of low tide. The lure of hot water brings people in buses, campervans, tour groups and rental vehicles. They pull into the recently expanded carparks with a mixture of excitement, fascination and anticipation on their faces.
At high tide, the beach appears much as you might expect - dramatic rolling surf, craggy rock-edged coastline, vast horizon with the shadowy glimpse of islands in the distance. At low-tide, the scene is spectacularly altered. Every day, without exception for weather, holiday, season or circumstance, you will find a community of people gathered within a 20 metre radius. They will be industriously digging a small pool or soaking in the rewarding results of theirs or someone else’s earlier efforts. The water is hot - up to 64 degrees celsius.
* Pick up & Drop Off : At your accommodation in the city centre area
* How we operates : Available Mon - Sat.
* Price : 250 NZD Per person (Min. 3 persons - Max 6 persons)
* Tour Duration : Full Day (12 hours based)
* Included :
English Tour Guide, Private Transportation, All Entrance Fee
* Excluded :
Personal Expenses, Tour Guide tips, Meals during the tour.
* What to bring :
Suitable footwear for walking, Sunblock & Cap/hat & Sunglass
Swimming Clothes or Extra Clothe for Hot Water Beach & Towels