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Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

Hike the coastal track into Narnia/Cathedral Cove. Dig your own toasty spa in the natural springs at Hot Water Beach. Summit Mount Paku for amazing views. The Coromandel Day Trip is one to remember.

Hike the coastal track into Narnia/Cathedral Cove. Dig your own toasty spa in the natural springs at Hot Water Beach. Summit Mount Paku for amazing views. The Coromandel Day Trip is one to remember.


  • 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 per the itinerary below.

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.


  • 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 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
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


  • Minimum age: 5
  • We do not have car seat facilities, so children must be old enough to wear seatbelts.

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.


  • Location: We pick you up from your Central Auckland Accommodation, please state your pickup address as you proceed through checkout.
  • Tours most suitable for ages 18-60. All ages 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Lunch not included. Day Trip involves walking and stairs, so a decent level of fitness is required. 4 Pax minimum required for tour to take place.
Available Bookings from 21 May to 3 Jun 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Sabrina R from Canada wrote on 27 July 2020


This was a great experience! My friend and I are new to New Zealand and tried other tour companies for different trips (which weren't as good or as organized), but this was by far the highlight. We made some really nice friends and our tour guide, Jojo was amazing! Would highly recommend it!

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Dentons from United States wrote on 11 March 2020

Awesome Experiwnce & Guide!

Everything was great on our tour, starting with the pickup from our hotel. This energetic driver jumped out, and with a great big smile and handshake said I'm George nice to meet you. He was wonderful the entire day, and was very keen on ensuring everyone had what they needed. He prepared us very well with advice and background on all the areas, including plants, birds, local Kiwi customs, etc. The day of our trip was awesome and all attractions were splendid! Would Highly recommend George and the tour his style for anyone!

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Milica Dedovic from Serbia wrote on 09 March 2020

Great day

It’s such a beautiful part of the world it’s crazy and our driver Rachel was a legend, she explained so many things about New Zealand and told us loads about the country . The hikes aren’t too difficult either and well worth it for the views :)

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Erin Wipprecht from United States wrote on 08 March 2020

Wonderful trip from Auckland!

Our guide, George, was very informative and enthusiastic despite the cloudy weather. Overall, this trip was a wonderful way to get away from the hustle of Auckland and see some beautiful scenery

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Vincent from Germany wrote on 04 March 2020

Had an awesome day

The day trip was super cool, pickup was nice, easy and adapted to match the tidal times for Hot Water Beach. Shovels where provided to dig a spar pool which was great. Our guide and driver George was super friendly and made the trip a great experience.

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