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Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

Experience the beautiful beaches, amazing coastal views, and delicious local restaurants that the Coromandel has to offer.


  • Spend your day exploring the wild and beautiful Coromandel.
  • Hike the coastal track into the majestic Cathedral Cove. Option to swim in this beautiful beach. (Must be able to walk for 2 hours)
  • Dig your own spa in the natural springs at Hot Water Beach
  • Summit Mount Paku for amazing views.
  • Visit one of the local cafes or breweries for lunch (Not Included)

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as we travel through the country and watch the sun rise over rural New Zealand.

The early start allows us to stop for a coffee, and still arrive in the Coromandel with the day to explore.

The tour varies, as we have to be at Hot Water Beach for low tide, but a typical day is as follows;

  • 6.30am - 7.00am: Pick ups from Central Auckland
  • 7.00am - 9.00am: Drive to Tairua, with one Coffee Stop / Toilet Break
  • 9.00am -10.00am: Summit Mount Paku for awesome views. (About a 20 minute climb up)
  • 10.30am - 1.00pm: Hike the coastal track into the majestic Cathedral Cove, swim, sunbathe or just relax and take photos in this beautiful bay.
  • 1.00pm -2.00pm: Lunch stop at one of the local cafes or breweries in the area. Options range from $12 - $25. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
  • 2.00pm - 3.30pm: Dig your own Spa at the natural springs at Hot Water Beach.(Once in a life time opportunity and epic bucket list experience)
  • 3.30pm - 6.30pm: Return to Auckland, arriving back in Auckland in time for dinner

  • After an epic day of hiking, swimming and spa-ing, with stunning beaches and views all day long, we are sure you'll sleep well.

    Location: We pick you up from your Central Auckland Accommodation, please state your pickup address as you proceed through checkout.

    Per person $249.00

    What's included

    • Pick up and Drop off from Central Auckland
    • Kiwi Guide
    • 2 Hours at Cathedral Cove. This allows enough time to do the 40min walk each way and have time to swim at take photos at the beach.
    • Visit to Hot Water Beach. We provide shovels so you can dig your own spa.
    • Visit to Mount Paku


    • Allow approximately 11 hours for the whole experience


    • If guests are under 18, they cannot participate in the wine/beer tastings

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.

    Bad Weather Refunds

    • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


    • Tours most suitable for ages 20-40. All ages 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Lunch not included. Day Trip involves walking so a decent level of fitness is required. 2 Pax minimum required for tour to take place.

    Available Bookings from January 21 to January 27

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    5spaces priced from:

    • Per person$99.00

    6spaces priced from:

    • Per person$155.00

    9spaces priced from:

    • Per person$179.00

    2spaces priced from:

    • Per person$205.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Per person$175.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Per person$155.00

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    Dale Emet from Philippines wrote on 28 June 2019

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    Great sights and easy walks

    A great way to spend the day. Started with Hot Water Beach, then a bit of walk to Cathedral Cove, ending with a hike up Mt Paku for the views. Be ready with some drinking water. The experience was made even better by our awesome guide and driver, Clay.

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    Lisa Atwell from Australia wrote on 08 May 2019

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    Awesome day trip

    Had a great day around the Coromandel area, tour guide Clay was lovely, scenery was amazing....a must do day trip

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    Vinicius from Brazil wrote on 07 September 2019

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    Deram comes true

    Amazing tour ,great guide with a huge knowledge and also kind. Perfect!

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    Ashley Choe from Canada wrote on 30 August 2019

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    Great day trip!

    Had such a great time visiting the Coromandel area with Clay. The small group was perfect as it gave the opportunity to ask questions and visit Paku lookout! The tour was well organized, and gave ample time at each location. Clay even brought shovels and helped us dig the perfect hot tub. Coromandel is one of the most beautiful sights. Would not hesitate to book with Kiwi Day trips again!

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    Deepika from India wrote on 12 June 2019

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    Must do

    It was a day trip and in a relaxed manner not in a hush hudh of watching all locations. Very nicely designed to take care of comfort of tourists while covering prominent locations. Our driver was Kelly and has a immense knowledge about the place whih helpwd us. Would surely recommend for everyone

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