Coromandel Family Getaway

Duration: 5 Days

Price: From NZ$1,985

Departure From: Coromandel

Departure Date: Until 31 March 2024

Tour Type: Independent Tour - Fully Flexible

Tour Operator: LOCO Journeys

Physical Grading: 2


Take a short break and discover all the Coromandel has to offer with this 5 day Coromandel family getaway. With a mountainous interior cloaked in native rain-forest and more than 400kms of white sand beaches, the Coromandel is the perfect getaway for those families seeking a rustic, unspoiled and relaxed destination.

On your Coromandel family getaway you’ll take a ride on the Driving Creek Railway, New Zealand’s only narrow-gauge mountain railway that climbs up through regenerated Kauri forest to the top of the hill and the ‘Eyefull Tower’ lookout, offering spectacular views over the Town, Hauraki Gulf, islands and beyond. Matched with a magical tour on a glass-bottom boat, exploring Cathedral Cove, sea caves and a rich underwater marine life. A treasure of sparkling seas and soft sand, Cathedral Cove is the jewel in the Cormandel’s crown.

Coromandel Family Getaway Tour Highlights

  • Visit Driving Creek Railway and enjoy a journey on the mountain railway through three tunnels, over five viaducts and bridges, around two spirals, and along five switchbacks and past a churning water wheel
  • Enjoy the driver’s narration along the route, giving the history, explaining the engineering feats and pointing out sculptures, artworks and places of particular interest
  • Cruise the stunning volcanic coastline with hidden sea caves and an abundant array of marine life, all in the comfort of a glass bottom boat.
  • Enjoy some beach time with the kids in Pauanui on your Coromandel family getaway
Coromandel Family Getaway

The Coromandel Family Getaway is an independent tour based on the assumption that you will be travelling by car. If car-hire is required, please let us know at the time of enquiry and we can offer an inclusive quote from your departure point. All elements of this package are flexible and we can arrange additional activities, change accommodation or include extra nights in different destinations at your discretion.

LOCO Journeys can tailor-make this tour to a journey that delivers you to your desired destinations, your time, budget and the train timetable.

Fully Flexible Tour

Tour Inclusions

  • ¬†2 nights at Anchor Lodge Coromandel in a Two Bedroom unit, including WiFi, tea and plunger coffee, use of heated swimming pool and spa, off-street parking for cars, boats, and buses.
  • Driving Creek Railway Eyefull Tower tour
  • 2 nights at ASURE Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge in a Two Bedroom apartment, including WiFi, use of swimming pool, tennis court, bikes, golf clubs gas BBQs, and car/boat wash, off-street parking
  • Glass Bottom Boat cruise including snorkel equipment

Pricing Notes

  • Advertised price is based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children (3-15 years) , subject to availability
  • ¬†Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice.
  • Valid for travel from the 01 September 2023 to 31 March 2024.
  • For pre/post travel arrangements please contact LOCO
  • Blackout periods may apply. Surcharges may apply over special event periods and over school holidays.
  • Price is subject to change unless paid in full

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrive Coromandel Town
Today you will arrive into Coromandel Town and make your way to the Anchor Lodge where you will be staying for the next 2 nights. The Anchor Lodge Motel is conveniently located just 400 metres from the Coromandel town centre. You will enjoy being situated only minutes away from many of the unique Coromandel attractions, bars and restaurants. Check-in time is 2pm.
Today you are free to explore Coromandel Town and surrounds. You will also enjoy a journey aboard the Driving Creek Railway. The 1 hour return trip on our innovatively designed trains takes you through replanted native kauri forest and includes 2 spirals, 3 short tunnels, 5 reversing points and several large viaducts as it climbs up to the mountain-top terminus. Called the Eyefull Tower, this handsome new building offers great panoramic views out over the island-studded Hauraki Gulf with the forested valley and mountains behind.
Today, after checking out of your accommodation, you will head to Whitianga where you will take a trip on the Glass Bottom Boat. You'll enjoy the fascinating coastal scenery and marine wildlife on board this unique 2 hour Eco Adventure. Highlights include the world famous Cathedral Cove, stunning caves, glass bottom viewing of amazing fish life and sensational snorkeling (equipment supplied). Daily trips year round departing from Whitianga wharf at 10.30am & 1pm (Also 8am & 3.30 pm in summer). Snorkelling is included in the Glass Bottom Boat tour. There is about 20 min of the tour set aside for those who would like to snorkel. The people who wish not to snorkel stay on board and they can watch the marine life through the glass. We will supply all equipment for the snorkelers free of charge. Once you have finished exploring for the day you'll head to your accommodation at ASURE Puanui Pines Motor Lodge where you will stay for the next 2 nights. Overlooking Mount Pauanui, this relaxed motel is a 4-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Pauanui Shopping Centre, a kilometre from a beach and 6 km from Lakes Resort Pauanui's 18-hole golf course. Check-n time is 2pm.
Today you are free to explore the Pauanui area. Have a beach day exploring Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove or Pauanui Beach. Go swimming and enjoy the sun and great weather! Tairua Dive and Fishing offer a range of activities for the family including scuba diving, kayak hire, and fishing to check out for the day. Or take a walk with the family up to Paku Mountain to enjoy views of Pauanui Harbour and the Coromandel.
This morning you will check-out of your accommodation by 10am. Tour ends.

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