1 Day Coromandel Circuit
From Tairua | Pauanui | Whangamata at 8.30am
The day begins with a drive over the rugged Coromandel ranges through to the old gold-mining town of Thames with its fine old buildings from the 1800’s when Thames was the premier town in New Zealand.
Touring north follow the beautiful western Coromandel coastline through avenues of beautiful Pohutukawa trees.
Enjoy a gentle walk into a wonderful stand of giant Kauri trees in semi tropical rainforest.
Back on the coast, we continue north until we turn inland, climbing through wonderful mountain and coastal scenery stopping at amazing photo stops looking towards northern Coromandel.
Arriving at Coromandel township is like a step back in time with the rustic relaxed feel of the town along with all the old buildings and architecture.
This is where gold was first discovered by Charles and Frederick Ring in 1852 and the gold history abounds in this wonderful old town.
Enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the many quaint cafes and restaurants found in the town.
Your Kiwi Dundee Adventure guide will take you for a ride on a narrow gauge train through regenerating forest to an incredible view point of Coromandel town, the harbour and islands right across to Auckland in the distance. This is one of the highlights of the day.
Continuing on over mountains and forest to the East coast, we tour through rolling farmland, and around rugged coast to Mercury Bay with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and islands, before we tour back to your accommodation.