The Fullers360 Auckland to Coromandel return 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.

Rated as one of the top 20 wilderness beaches in the world, New Chums Beach is famous for its unspoiled beauty – white sand and clear azure water. You’ll arrive in this paradise within three hours of leaving Auckland. Take a picnic, go for a swim or simply relax.

What's included

Whangapoua Beach – Arrive at Whangapoua Beach, a local favourite known for its beauty and safe swimming.

Scenic Walkway and New Chums Beach – From Whangapoua Beach, you can walk to the breathtaking New Chums Beach. The self-guided walkway takes about 30 minutes, crossing a tidal stream and rockhopping along the coast. Your reward is relaxation on the stunning, secluded white sand beach. Bring your swimming gear if you’d like to go for a dip!

Scenic shuttle transfer – Getting to the beach and back is half the fun. The adventure starts with a scenic drive over mountains and along the eastern coastline. The tour also includes return transfer from the Coromandel ferry (Hannafords Wharf) via Coromandel Town.

Tour overview

  • Scenic tour to the hidden, unspoiled beach
  • Self-guided 30-minute walk, across a stream and coastal rocks
  • Ample time for a picnic, swim or relaxation

Level of fitness

Moderate fitness, balance and agility is required to traverse the walkway from Whangapoua Beach to New Chums Beach.


Duration: 3 hours (weekdays) or 4 hours (weekends)
Availability: Tour operates daily in conjunction with the 360 Discovery Cruises Coromandel ferry
Departure Time: Tour departs Coromandel Town at approximately 11.15-11.30am daily, and returns at 2.15pm on weekdays and 3.30pm on weekends

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. 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
  • Tour departs Coromandel Town: Meets shuttle to depart at approximately 11.15-11.30am
  • Tour returns to Coromandel Town: 2.15pm (Weekdays) or 3.30pm (weekends/public holidays)
  • Shuttle to Hannafords Wharf: Departs Coromandel Town (Samuel James Reserve car park) 30 minutes prior to scheduled ferry departure

TOUR + FERRY: Adult $150   Child $90
TOUR ONLY: Adult $50   Child $27.50

Bookings for this tour are essential, and places are limited. A child is 0-15 years inclusive. To secure your ferry and tour package, please book through our call centre:
Email or Phone: 09 367 9111

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