Coromandel Peninsula Tours from Auckland
The rocky coves, sandy bays and ancient kauri forests of the Coromandel Peninsula are among New Zealand’s most enchanting landscapes, curling off the east coast of the North Island into the Hauraki Gulf. Just across the water from Auckland, it’s a popular day trip destination. Here are your options for tours.
Exploring the Coromandel Peninsula on a day tour from Auckland gives you plenty of time to take in the highlights. A typical tour itinerary might include hiking to the summit of Mt. Paku, enjoying magnificent views from Cathedral Cove (Te Whanganui-A-Hei), visiting Waiau Kauri Forest and Waiau Waterfall, or stopping at Hot Water Beach, where you can dig into the sand to reach the bubbling thermal waters. For those who want a more personalized experience, small-group tours and private, customized tours are also available.
With time to spare, a multi-day tour means you can venture farther afield and experience more of the North Island. Discover towns, beaches, and natural wonders at your own pace on a self-drive tour of the Coromandel Peninsula. Or take in the star attractions of the North Island on a private tour from Auckland to Wellington, stopping at the Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua, and Tongariro National Park along the way.
Things to Know
The Coromandel Peninsula lies between Auckland and the Bay of Plenty, about a 2.5-hour drive from Auckland.
Full-day tours from Auckland typically last from eight to 12 hours.
Bring comfortable walking shoes and your swimsuit; hiking, kayaking, and swimming are popular activities around the peninsula.
Multi-day tours typically include accommodation, breakfast, and round-trip transportation.