Day 1: Auckland to Coromandel

We'll meet and greet each other at 8am for a breakfast and quick briefing before we leave Auckland for our North Island adventure!

Some of your fellow guests may have just come from our Bay of Islands tour, so, they'l have tales to tell and photos to share of what you can see north of Auckland, but right now we're heading south-east!

It takes a while to get out of Auckland, but once we do, the road to the Coromandel Peninsula is a panorama of lush farmland, beautiful beaches and misty mountains draped in rainforests. You'll notice that as the road twists and turns around the coastline, the ocean gets clearer and more pristine before your eyes!

The Coromandel is home to the famous Hot Water Beach – where you can dig your own personal hot tub. If the tide times allow, we’ll definitely grab our buckets and spades and get busy!

We're aiming for a cruisy beachy afternoon, so take all this coastal beauty in. Kick off your shoes and sample the Kiwi barefoot lifestyle!

We arrive in Whitianga with plenty of time for your guide to show you around. Enjoy the sandy beaches, take a surf lesson with the locals, or simply enjoy the vibes.

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