Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

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

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


The Coromandel is a real Bucket List NZ destination!

This Day Trip includes the classic must do's of Cathedral Cove/Narnia and Hot Water Beach.

We give you 2 hours at Cathedral Cove, (time to explore, relax and swim if you choose)

We alter our itinerary daily so you'll be at Hot Water Beach as close to low tide as possible.

We provide shovels and help you to find the good places to dig your own natural spa.

We also include the Mount Paku summit climb which larger tours can't access, and is a real favorite.

Our day trips are small groups. (8 Max) plus a friendly guide to show you around. We go at a slow pace, and include time for lunch, so you can really enjoy, and soak up this beautiful part of the world. After a long day of epic views, and beautiful beaches we are sure you'll have a great night's sleep. Don't miss this once in a lifetime experience!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: SkyTower, Victoria Street Corner Federal Streets, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Morning Pick Up from Sky Tower or Central City Hotel/Backpackers

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Coromandel Forest Park, Coromandel New Zealand

Enjoy the drive, that takes you over the Coromandel Ranges to the eastern side of the Peninsula. This rugged mountain range is covered in beautiful native forests, and you'll see an abundance of native ferns and palms and other trees as you wind through the Mountains.

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

Check out these stunning natural hot springs that come up onto the beach and can only be accessed at low tide.

Remember to bring swimwear and a towel if you want to have a dip.

We'll provide shovels so you can dig your own natural spa.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Your guide will drop you at the start of the Cathedral Cove walk.

This coastal track is about a 30-40 minute walk each way, and has some ups and downs in both directions. The walk will take you through ferns and forests and offer some stellar coastal views.

The beach at the end of the walk is beautiful and used as a scene in the Narnia Films. You're welcome to have a swim if you wish.

You'll have time to swim/relax/explore at the beach before starting the walk back.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mount Paku, Tairua New Zealand

A short steep climb to the summit of Mount Paku. This walk offers great views 360 degree views over Tairua, Pauanui and Slipper Island. And a chance to stretch the legs.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: SkyTower, Victoria Street Corner Federal Streets, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Drop Off back in Auckland Central or at Hotel

Duration: 5 minutes

  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Hot Water Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral Cove Walk

  • Food and drinks, but great local breweries/cafes may be visited along the way
  • Entry/Admission - SkyTower
  • 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 8 travelers
Departure Point

Sky Tower, Victoria St W, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up from Central City Hotels/Backpackers/Apartments etc.
The pick up times vary depending on low tide and other pick ups for the day.
You will receive and email the day before your tour with the exact pick up time.

Departure Time

Between 6:30 and 8:00am, depending on the tides

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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

Image - 01 Aug 2019 -

Jami L

Our entire family of five enjoyed this tour. The views and experiences were wonderful. The hot water beach, in particular, was a truly unforgettable experience. Sue, our guide was great. She was energetic, informative, friendly and accommodating. The entire day, including lunch, was worth the bus time. I'm really glad we did this.

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -


Fantastic tour by JoJo! Very informative about the area and knew exactly where to find the hot spot at Hot Water Beach. Highly recommend taking a day tour and visit some gorgeous areas of New Zealand!

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Belinda y

Clay was our host to the beautiful Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach. This is a must do! A long walk through the lush woods of NZ I found the secluded hidden gem to be magical and most worthwhile. Be warned to wear comfortable shoes!!! Please do not miss this and could not have asked for a better host. He was fun informative and positive!

Image - 21 Feb 2019 -

Racha E

Such a beautiful hike and amazing time. The views and everything were great. Only complaint is that the van didn’t have any air conditioning and the day we went was really hot.

Image - 10 Sep 2018 -

MAureen L

Our day excision outside of Auckland could not have been better. From start to finish our guide Clay had everything planned efficiently. We usually avoid tours while on vacation but if we wanted to see the Coromandel area it was the only logistical way to do it on this trip. Kiwi tours are small group which is great. We felt like locals at the cafe stops as Clay knows everyone and was warmly greeted everywhere. Our “winter" weather could not have been better and Clay’s knowledge at the hot springs beach made enjoying a relaxing soak effortless and heavenly! Even though it was winter it was wonderful and no crowds!It is well known Coromandel is a beautiful part of the world and Kiwi Tours helped us enjoy it to the maximum. Thank you Clay!

User's Picture Gallery


Tairua from Mt Paku


Cathedral Cove


Cavern to Cathedral Cove


Mares Leg Cove


Start of walk to Cathedral Cove


Hot Water Beach dugout.


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