Coromandel and Cathedral Cove Day Trip from Auckland

Duration: 11 hours
Destination: New Zealand, North Island, Auckland

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  • 11 hours
  • Auckland
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This land and boat tour travels from Auckland, enjoying a drive through farmland and bushclad hills across the spine of the Coromandel Peninsular to Hahei with its beautiful beach. The Hahei Explorer 10 seater zodiac boat, will travels up to 14kms, taking you to the coastal islands of a marine reserve. The reefs, massive sea caves and bays, including the world famous Cathedral Cove will enchant you. The magnificence of this natural volcanic scenery is legendary.

Cathedral Cove, the spot featuring in The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian.  This will be viewed from the boat, and you will also have the option to walk to the cove, Hahei Beach or Cooks beach depending on your fitness.  A stop at Hot Water Beach where you can dig your own personal spa pool in the hot water at low tide.

The Tour is flexible with Hot Water Beach and the Boat tour for the Blowhole on the Hide tide, so we visit at Hot Water Beach maybe morning or afternoon depending on the low water tide.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cathedral Cove Walk, 65 Grange Rd S, Hahei 3591 New Zealand

We stop to enjoy the view over the Te Whanganui a Hei Marine Reserve at the top look out. We give you the option to walk down to Cathedral Cove and back (90 Minutes) this gives you the chance to take photo inside the cave and the two beaches on both sides of the cave. The other option walk down and along the Hahei Beach (30 Minutes) and we would meet you at the beach.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour, End of the beach, Wigmore Crescent, Hahei 3591, New Zealand

Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour is one hour long, travels up to 14kms and takes you into the coastal islands of the marine reserve, reefs, massive sea caves and bays, including Cathedral Cove. The magnificence of this natural volcanic scenery is legendary and the approach by sea, combined with an insightful yet relaxed commentary further enhances the experience.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach New Zealand

we work around getting you to hot water beach around the low tide so you can experience this unique place of natural thermally heated water seeping through the sandy beach. We have time to dig in the sand and make your own spa or just enjoy the hot water on your feet.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mount Paku, Tairua New Zealand

We drive up Mt Paku to see the view from the spectatular views. with the options to walk a little up to take photos take a 15-minute walk to the summit. The walk offers vantage points to the Tairua Harbour, Tairua and Pauanui beaches, and the islands of Castle Rock, Mercury Islands, Aldermen Islands and Slipper and Shoe Islands

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Boat ride
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral Cove Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

  • Personal expenses
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers (minimum age 16)
  • A minimum number of 2 persons for tour to operate
  • Comfortable shoes and clothing
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Queens Wharf
  • Princes Wharf

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


11 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Elizabeth E

10 Feb, 2020

Lovely day including freshly made lunch, coffee and ice cream stops, snacks and water in the minivan. Highlight was the boat trip where we went into sea caves which isn’t included in most tours. Lorraine was able to cater for those wanting to hike, those wanting a shorter walk and a scenic drive for my mobility restricted mother whilst the rest of us enjoyed the walk down to cathedral cove all at the same time - keeping everyone very happy. The lovely weather helped make everything look beautiful!

winnie w

07 Jan, 2020

The tour was wonderful as it took us all of the spots in Coromandel that we wanted to visit. Lorraine also went over some New Zealand history with us and treated us to a delicious lunch.

Lana B

30 Dec, 2019

Lorrain, our tour guide , is wonderful! She used to spent her childhood in that area and knows all the right places to show you !!

She picked up in a spacious van and started our trip early so we can avoid morning traffic. All three of my kids(16,14,11) continued their nap in the car :-)

When we got there she treated us and kids with coffee and hot chocolate .We took few pictures and headed to the beach where we rode a zodiac boat and explored the coast line and the caves !!!! My kids absolutely LOVED it !!!! Amazing experience ...
I forgot to bring their bathing suits and I didn’t have any towels but out your guid was ready !! She had towels for us and saved the day :-)

Later on she took us to the Cathedral cove , where we hiked till we got to the beach. Try to wear your sneakers and take flip flops with you as it’s a sandy beach . The hike has breathtaking scenery of the coast !

Later on she treated all five of us for a lunch then we headed to the hot water beach. She had shovels for the kids and everything ready for this wonderful experience !! Our children didn’t want to leave :-) she was flexible and we spent more time on the beach !
At the end she treated us all with delicious New Zealand icecream.

This was a very memorable day for our family and Lorraine made it all happen ! She was engaging with tons of knowledge of the area and was extremely generous!

Simply Wonderful tour !!!!

Beatrice E

09 Dec, 2019

Coromandel tour was amazing! Our tour guide, Lorraine, was very knowledgeable of New Zealand history and we got so many trivial information from her. We were picked up at our hotel by Lorraine and she drove us to Hot water beach for 2.5hrs . She showed us how and where to dig the sand. We will really felt the hot water coming out as we dig and this is a really fun experience. Then we moved to Cathedral cove and the scenery was amazing, we took so many photos and enjoyed the scenery. After that, Lorraine paid for our meals (included in the tour) and she let us choose anything in the cafe. After our delicious meal, we had our Hahei cave tour where we rode a boat and we saw this magnificent caves- this is truly the highlight of our tour. We also went to Mt, Paku where we went on the peak of an extinct volcano and you will see 360 degrees view of Tairua- view was amazing! Before going home we had an ice cream stopover, all provides by our guide Lorraine. This is truly a well-spent tour and holiday. Thank you Tui tours and to Lorraine.

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