Tour departs from Auckland, Rotorua, Tauranga or Hamilton ANY DAY REQUESTED.
NB: by prior arrangement, tour can be reversed.
View towards Coromandel town
Pickup from Auckland, Rotorua or Tauranga accommodation approx. 8.30 am by Aotearoa tour Driver/Guide.
Travel along the Seabird Coast to Miranda Shorebird Centre, home to many migratory birds.
Continue on to Thames and along the picturesque coast road to Rapaura Water Gardens, a wonderful combination of waterfalls, ponds and gardens.
In historic Coromandel town ride aboard the narrow gauge train at Driving Creek Rail and hear about the reforestation programme in place here.
Walk the easy track to see the majestic 309 Rd Kauri.
Continue on to Whitianga and stay the next two nights at Aotearoa Lodge, 70 Racecourse Road, Whitianga. A quiet rural location, close to beach and town, self-service continental breakfast, restaurant dinner voucher, inviting guest lounge, welcoming hospitality.
Depart Aotearoa Lodge around 9.00 am for morning tour to the Eastern Beaches.
Travel through Coroglen, formerly known as Gumtown in the kauri gum and timber heydays and the farm lands of Whenuakite.
At Hot Water Beach, paddle your feet or soak in natural hot water pools dug in the sands beside the ocean (pending low tide times).
See spectacular scenery of Cooks Beach and greater Mercury Bay from Shakespeare Cliff and the Te Whanganui A Hei Marine Reserve, Hahei from Cathedral Cove Lookout.
Continue on journey to Rotorua via Tairua, Paeroa and Matamata. With views of Pauanui Beach from Mt Paku.
Enjoy the hospitality and cultural exchange with a delicious traditional Hangi meal and Maori Concert in the evening.
Stay in 4 star accommodation in Rotorua.
Leave at approx. 8.30am for Rotorua tour.
Visit Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Maori Art
Depart late morning for return to Auckland City accommodation.
Personalised guiding & all coach touring
Pick up from and drop off Auckland or Rotorua
2 x nights accommodation
Traditional Maori Concert and Hangi meal
2 x dinner vouchers
Visit to Wakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Maori Arts and Crafts institute