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Coromandel Peninsula

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 887

Only 90 minutes drive from Auckland, the Coromandel is one of New Zealand’s premier holiday destinations. Stay at Aotearoa Lodge, a relaxed accommodation in quiet semi-rural surroundings or at Carolyn’s on Parklands, an upmarket B&B and refuge for peace and privacy.


See magnificent coastal scenery just 90 minutes from Auckland on the Coromandel Peninsula. Popular with locals in the Summer months, Coromandel combines a relaxed lifestyle with a rich assortment of natural sights and a vibrant artistic community. Visit old Maori pa sites, and the sparkling glowworms of the historic gold caves. Weather permitting, you’ll also enjoy a visit to Hot Water Beach, where two hot springs below the sands allow visitors to dig their own hot pool.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 887

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Day 1

Auckland to Whitianga

Depart Auckland and travel along the Seabird Coast to the Miranda Shorebird Centre, home to many migratory birds. Continue on through Thames, down the coast road to the Rapaura Water Gardens, a wonderful combination of waterfalls, ponds and gardens. In historic Coromandel town, you will have the opportunity to ride aboard the narrow gauge train at Driving Creek Rail and hear about the reforestation program in place. Walk the easy track to see the majestic 309 Rd Kauri. Continue on to Whitianga for your overnight stay.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Aotearoa Lodge

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    Aotearoa Lodge



    Relaxed accommodation in quiet semi-rural surroundings. Located an easy walk to Buffalo Beach and a five minute drive to Whitianga town centre. Accommodation comprises 10 serviced studio units with tea/coffee making facilities, 1 two bedroom unit with full kitchen and 1 two bedroom unit with ...

    Relaxed accommodation in quiet semi-rural surroundings. Located an easy walk to Buffalo Beach and a five minute drive to Whitianga town centre. Accommodation comprises 10 serviced studio units with tea/coffee making facilities, 1 two bedroom unit with full kitchen and 1 two bedroom unit with small microwave kitchenette. The motel facilities include guest laundry and guest lounge.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Bicycles
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Whitianga Sightseeing

This morning you will leave your accommodation at approximately 9:00am and head to the Eastern Beaches, where you will, weather permitting, soak in natural hot water spa pools dug from the sand at Hot Water Beach. Here you will witness spectacular scenery at the Cathedral Cove Lookout of Te Whanganui, a Hei Marine Reserve, Hahei and Cook's Beach and Greater Mercury Bay from Shakespeare cliff. Your touring continues by crossing on the Whitianga Ferry, heading north past the Ke Te Ra Matiti Marae at Wharekaho, visited by Cook and Banks in 1769. Experience great views of the Mercury Islands from high above Kuaotunu and then appreciate the wide expanse of the Otama Beach Reserve and the sheltered bay at Opito. See the developing holiday resort settlement of Matarangi. Finally, hear the fascinating history of the early gold mining era before returning to your accommodation.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3

Whitianga to Auckland

Free morning to enjoy own activity such as fishing, golf, horse riding, cycling, visiting a museum, shopping, bone carving and beach combing. Depart Whitianga around lunchtime for return to Auckland via Tairua (earlier departure if transferring to Rotorua). Don't forget to enjoy the views of Pauanui from Mt. Paku and the taste award winning cheeses at Matatoki Cheese Farm.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Transfers from Auckland
  • Full day touring exploring the Coromandel Region
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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1 Mar 2018
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