The Coromandel Peninsula
The Coromandel Peninsula
The Coromandel Peninsula

The Coromandel Peninsula

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6 days/5 nights: Ex Auckland

Coach Tour | Minimum 6 to guarantee departure

Innovative Travel is here to help you rediscover New Zealand, with professional care, on inspirational coach tours, designed with our partners Inspired New Zealand Tours. Each tour has a minimum of 6 participants, and will be hosted by your professional Coach Captain. Sit back and relax while someone else does the driving, and take time to see the sights that may have previously flashed by! Whether you are a solo traveller, couple or friends, these tours present an ideal proposition.

If you are a solo traveller and would like to share a twin room please ask us for more details.
Contact us for special pricing for rental car options, private driver options or exclusive group travel.


  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Important Information

Day 1: Arrive in Auckland

On arrival into Auckland, you will be transferred to your city hotel. Take the remainder of the day to explore Auckland, the city of sails. Perhaps visit the new Commercial Bay inner city shopping complex or the Auckland Museum.   The city centre offers world-class shopping, restaurants, bars and galleries which are encircled by wine regions, stunning beaches, pristine rainforest and the magnificent Hauraki Gulf. This afternoon meet your local tour representative who will provide a tour briefing and confirm tomorrow’s departure details.

Day 2: Auckland to Pauanui via Coromandel Township (BD)

Following breakfast, travel south over the Bombay Hills, then east to the Coromandel Peninsula. Stop in Thames, the gateway to the Peninsula before joining the spectacular coastal road along the shores of the Firth of Thames. Pass by small beachside communities such as Te Puru and Tapu, and the glistening harbours of Manaia and Te Kouma. Explore Coromandel Township where gold was first discovered in 1852. Continue further east to Whitianga—the largest town on the east coast of the Peninsula, then to Hot Water Beach in search of the famous thermal springs (subject to tides). Further south travel through the seaside town of Tairua, before driving to Pauanui with its beautiful long sandy beach and bush clad Mount Pauanui in the background.   Dinner is included this evening.

Day 3: Pauanui (B)

A full day to relax and explore Pauanui. Stroll around the town, spend time at the beach, swimming or just relaxing. Pauanui is a gem in the Coromandel crown. Settlement in the area dates back to the 1800’s, however the population didn’t start to increase until the early 1970’s with the development of the Pauanui Ocean Beach Resort. In the 1990’s New Zealand’s first waterways housing development was created.

Day 4: Whangamata Day Trip (B)

Today you have the choice to stay at the beach in Pauanui or join an included day excursion to the coastal settlement of Whangamata. With a year round population of approximately 4000 people, this number increases during the Christmas/ New Year holidays. The name Whangamata comes from the words “whanga” which means bay and “mata” which means hard stone. It is a popular summer playground for Kiwis. Also visit the small seaside communities of Opoutere and Onemana.

Day 5: Pauanui to Auckland (B,D)

After leaving the east coast of the Coromandel this morning, travel along a scenic route to the Karangahake Gorge, to visit the remains of a historic Gold mining town. Continue on via Paeroa, famous for the L&P (Lemon and Paeroa) soft drink and then Ngatea on the Hauraki Plains. Join the Seabird Coast passing along the western shores of the Firth of Thames through Miranda and Kaiaua. Next is the rural suburb of Clevedon on the southern outskirts of Auckland City. Follow the Pohutukawa Coast through coastal Maraetai before arriving back in Auckland City, with a brief sightseeing tour on arrival. A farewell dinner is included this evening.

Day 6: Depart Auckland (B)

Your tour will conclude today following breakfast and your transfer to the Airport.



  • Auckland Airport to City Hotel Transfer
  • Welcome Tour Briefing on Day 1
  • A/C Coach Auckland, Thames, Coromandel Township, Whitianga, Hotwater Beach, Tairua, Pauanui, Onemana, Whangamata, Paeroa, Miranda and the Seabird Coast, Maraetai and the Pohutukawa Coast
  • Auckland City Hotel to Airport Transfer
  • Five nights in excellent centrally located accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts (B)
  • 2 x Dinners (D)
  • Modern air conditioned vehicle as per Itinerary outline

    Sightseeing includes

  • Coromandel Peninsula
  • Hot Water Beach
  • Whangamata day tour
  • Karangahake Gorge
  • Seabird Coast


  • Domestic Air Fares
  • Additional/Optional Tour Costs
  • Hotel Mini Bar
  • Other Sightseeing / Meals not specified in Itinerary

Accommodation based on the below or similar

Day 1: Auckland

Hotel: Grand Chancellor Auckland City

Day 2: Pauanui

Hotel: Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

Day 3: Pauanui

Hotel: Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

Day 4: Pauanui

Hotel: Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

Day 5: Auckland

Hotel: Grand Chancellor Auckland City


A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the tour price is required 47 days prior to your travel date. If you book inside 47 days, full payment will be required at the time of booking. If you cancel between 26 and 47 days prior to your travel date 40% of your tour cost will be charged. If you cancel between 8 and 20 days prior to your tour departure you will be charged 60% of your tour cost. Cancellations within 8 working days of departures will incur a 100% cancellation charge. All cancellations must be acknowledged in writing.

Innovative Travel recommends purchasing travel insurance, even when travelling within New Zealand.


Full Terms and conditions are listed on the Innovative Travel website. When a booking is made it is accepted that these are agreed to. They include the following: Itineraries are correct when initially published, however are subject to change due to circumstances outside our control.

Flights are the responsibility of the passenger and Innovative Travel takes no responsibility for costs involved for any changes to flights that might be required due to necessary amendments in itineraries.

Note: Wheelchair passengers

Some activities are not suitable for wheelchair passengers and any passenger requiring wheelchair assistance must be accompanied by a fellow traveller that is capable of assisting with all mobility requirements. Maximum of one wheelchair per group, the wheelchair must be fully collapsible. Further wheelchairs may be allowed subject to group size.

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any. All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings if joining one of the New Zealand tours from another country. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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