Once an historic gold mining settlement, Coromandel Town is steeped in history. The quaint village is the home of many artists and crafts people giving it a unique character full of culture, soul and heritage. Stay a night or two and explore the many cafes, restaurants and galleries or head out on an adventure to see the stunning sites of the Coromandel Peninsula.
After you have immersed yourself if the heritage of Coromandel Town, it’s time to explore. If it’s beauty you’re after, and the Coromandel has plenty of that on offer, you could visit Cathedral Cove with its famous natural stone arch and waterfall shower or feel dwarfed in a forest of majestic giant kauri. There are plenty of hikes all over the peninsula and there is no better way to relax than to sink into the natural hot baths found on Hot Water Beach (BYO spade!). Plus so much more.
You can book your return Coromandel ferry and a great selection of tours with Fullers360. Find out more about Corormandel tours here.
A great way to get to the Coromandel is by scenic ferry trip from Downtown Auckland down the inside eastern side of Waiheke. With stops at Orapiu and Rotoroa Island you'll also see Ponui and Pakatoa islands at the bottom end of Waiheke.
Crossing the Firth of Thames you'll arrive at Hannafords Wharf at the entrance of the Coromandel harbour with a 10-15 minute drive to Coromandel Township.
Duration: Full day including ferry travel - 2 hours one way.
Availability: Ferry timetables vary through the summer. Check the timetables page here.
RETURN FERRY: Adult $103 Child $65 Family $292
ONE WAY FERRY: Adult $67 Child: $42
CHILD: 5-15 years inclusive. INFANTS: Under 5 years of age travel free. FAMILY: 2 adults and 2 children.
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