coromandel tours Coromandel Town Explorer

The Coromandel Town Explorer is one of the Coromandel’s most popular day trips. Visit the famous Driving Creek Railway - New Zealand’s only narrow gauge mountain railway. The railway features superb views from the "Eyeful Tower" viewing platform, unique art features and a replanted native forest.

Then join a guided tour to Coromandel’s most majestic grove of giant ancient Kauri. The experienced local guides will unfold the rich story of the Coromandel Kauri and the history of the Coromandel. During this experience you’ll enjoy a short walk to the picturesque Waiau Waterfall – a treat for photographers!

This package brings the story of Coromandel to life.


Availability: Tour operates weekends only, in conjunction with the 360 Coromandel ferry service. Note: you can only do one tour a day
Time: Full day
Tour Price: Adult $75, Child $40.(ferry fares are additional)
* Admission into Driving Creek Railway is included
Fitness: Easy


What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes, sun block and a sun hat.
  • Plenty of water.
  • A light rain jacket, depending on the time of year and conditions.
  • Camera.


Additional Information

Departs Coromandel Town to Driving Creek Railway 12.15pm
Pickup from Driving Creek Railway for return to Coromandel 1.55pm
Departs Coromandel Town for 309 Road 2.00pm
Returns Coromandel 3.45pm approx
  • Shuttle operates in conjunction with the 360 Discovery Ferry timetable.
  • Snacks and plenty of water.
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Bookings are essential.
  • Admission into the Driving Creek Railway is included.
  • Child car seats available on request in advance.
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Travel Alerts

Coromandel update for 22nd July 2017

Please be advised that the Coromandel ferry service will not operate on 22-07-2017 due to adverse weather conditions.

A bus service will depart at 8.45AM from Pier 1 Auckland. The return service will depart from Samuel James Reserve in Coromandel Township at 4.00PM and from Hannafords wharf at 4.30PM.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Kind Regards,

360 Discovery Team

Travel Alert: Half Moon Bay Low Tides

Please be advised that the following services will be operated by bus due to low tides:

Sunday 23 July 2017

12.30pm Auckland – HMB

1.15pm HMB – Auckland

Monday 24 July 2017

1.30pm Auckland to HMB

2.15pm HMB to Auckland

Tuesday 25 July 2017

1.30pm Auckland to HMB

2.15pm HMB to Auckland

2.30pm Auckland to HMB

3.15pm HMB to Auckland


Wednesday 26 July 2017

2.30pm Auckland to HMB

3.15pm HMB to Auckland

3.30pm Auckland to HMB

4.15pm HMB to Auckland

Waiheke Bus Company Travel Alert, Thursday 6 July 2017

The Bus Stop outside Ostend Placemakers (stop 1509) will be closed due to road works until Monday the 31st of July. 

Please use the alternative stop:
Please catch the Bus routes 1,1A,2,2X,3 and 4 from Ostend Road near Natzka Road (1170).

Any questions please contact Auckland Transport on (09) 366 6400.