Overview

The Fullers360 Auckland to Coromandel ferry is taking a break from its scheduled services. We hope to be back cruising to this incredible part of the Hauraki Gulf shortly, please check back in with us soon.

Driving Creek Potteries is the heart of the Driving Creek experience, a place thriving with inspiration, innovation and old world values. Learn about the alchemy of turning clay into treasured works and have a go at wheel throwing with a professional potter!

Coromandel peninsula pottery class - fullers360
Coromandel peninsula pottery class - fullers360
Coromandel peninsula pottery class - fullers360

Tour highlights

Discover - enjoy learning about Barry Brickell’s legacy with a trip to Driving Creek Pottery.
Pottery experience – be a part of the 50-year history of the pottery by learning the basics of wheel throwing, slab building, coiling or sculpture with a professional potter.
Coro Gold Clay – get your hands dirty with Coro Gold Clay, handmade on site, and available to buy and take home with you.
Guided tour - experience the essence of Driving Creek with a guided tour of the pottery. You'll discover how the clay is made, explore the many kilns that are used to fire the pottery and the historical machines still in use.
Duration – approximately 1.5 hours.
Departure time – tour departs Coromandel Town at 12:10pm.
Availability – tour operates daily in conjunction with the Fullers360 Coromandel ferry.

Schedule

We’ve partnered with a local tour company to provide a bespoke Coromandel experience. As all tours depart from Coromandel Town, we provide a complimentary shuttle from the wharf. You’ll have time to explore the town prior to your tour departure. Here’s what your day will likely look like: 

  • Ferry arrives at Hannafords Wharf, Coromandel: Approximately 10:45am.
  • Shuttle to Coromandel Town: meets the ferry at Hannafords Wharf and arrives in Coromandel Town at approximately 11:15am.
  • Free time to explore Coromandel Town until scheduled tour departure.
  • Tour departs Coromandel Town: 12:10pm.
  • Tour returns to Coromandel Town: 2:00pm.
  • Shuttle to Hannafords Wharf: departs Coromandel Town (Samuel James Reserve car park) 30 minutes prior to scheduled ferry departure.

Tour price

Tour only:

  • Adult $62
  • Child $62*

Bookings for this tour are essential, and places are limited. To secure your ferry and tour package, please book through our Call Centre at enquires@fullers.co.nz or 09 367 9111.

*Child is 3-16 years inclusive.

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