On one of the Coromandel’s most popular day trips, you’ll visit the famous Driving Creek Railway, venture through the 309 Kauri Grove and stroll to the beautiful Waiau Waterfall.
Driving Creek Railway mountain train ride – Enjoy a one-hour return journey on New Zealand’s only narrow gauge mountain railway as it takes you through replanted native kauri forest and ceramic sculptures. Arrive at the railway’s iconic vista point, the EyeFull Tower lookout for superb views.
Bird sanctuary, art gallery and Driving Creek Café – You’ll have time to enjoy all the nearby attractions, just 200 metres down the road.
309 Kauri Grove – Make your way through the naturally regenerating rainforest, right into the heart of this spectacular grove. The well-formed walking track leads to the most mature kauri stand on the Coromandel Peninsula. Hear stories about the forest from your guide, and enjoy a personal encounter with these magnificent giants. Learn more about what you can do to help stop the spread of kauri dieback.
Waiau Waterfall – You’ll take a short walk to visit this beautiful waterfall and popular swimming hole, surrounded by native bush. This is a photographer favourite!
Scenic shuttle transfer – Enjoy the quick ride to Driving Creek Railway and take in stunning views along 309 Road. The tour also includes return transfer from the Coromandel ferry (Hannafords Wharf) via Coromandel Town.
Driving Creek Railway admission fee is included.
Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours
Availability: Tour operates on weekends only
Departure Time: Tour departs Coromandel Town at approximately 12.15pm on Saturdays and Sunday
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:
TOUR + FERRY: Adult $183 Child $104
TOUR ONLY: Adult $85 Child: $40
Learn more about what you can do to help stop the spread of kauri dieback.