Many of our trips pass through the Coromandel region and enjoy some of the finest beach scenery you will ever enjoy. For those joining a tour passing through Coromandel heres a taste of what you will be up to.
About the Comomandel area:
Ahhh blissful Coromandel, where beautiful golden sands, incredible rock formations, tantalizing water and geothermal features await. Looking east across the Hauraki Gulf from Auckland, the north of the Coromandel Peninsula can be seen on the horizon. It’s not a far drive from Auckland however the drive into Coromandel beautifully separates city life and holiday-mode.
Expect to drive over the Coromandel ranges that are home to an abundance of subtropical New Zealand flora including our protected Kauri Trees. As we drop into the Coromandel Peninsula, we’re suddenly surrounded by beaches, intimate coves, kayaking opportunities, scenic bike rides and walks that will bring intrinsic rewards more than just your typical everyday walk.
The Coromandel exhibits geothermal features that create enough volcanic activity to literally dig a hole in the sand and make your own jacuzzi at low tide! Tide times vary; midnight is absolutely incredible for sitting under the stars, pondering life, conversations with your fellow Flying Kiwi travellers or simply enjoying the therapeutic feel of a natural hot spring that you have dug out yourself - and even better, it’s free!
- Sea kayak in the stunning Cathedral cove area
Cathedral Cove, a superb beginning for your introduction to Coromandel displaying an astonishing coastline, is arguably one of the most picturesque spots in the Coromandel Peninsula. Expect approximately at 2 hour walk from the beach entrance return. The walk undulates around the peninsula before dropping down into the iconic cove where photos and a swim are a must.
A 25km road ride featuring rural scenery and hill climbs before being awakened by the incredible backdrop that the Coromandel boasts. The views of sand, glistening water and subtropical forestry will not be forgotten.
TOURS THAT VISIT THIS AREA:
- Ultimate Explorer Tour
- Total Aotearoa Tour
- Grand Traverse Tour
- Hot Rocks Tour
- Northern Wanderer Tour
- Northern Light Tour