Viagem de um dia para grupos pequenos pela Península de Coromandel, saindo de Auckland
Pela manhã, viaje para o vilarejo de Coromandel, lar de Barry Brickell, um ceramista, engenheiro e conservador. Embarque no trem construído por Barry e passeio pelo reflorestamento do kauri nativo, por viadutos e por túneis enquanto sobe até o ponto de observação da montanha. Desse ponto você terá vistas panorâmicas das ilhas espalhadas pelo Golfo de Hauraki.
Em seguida, faça uma caminhada guiada de 10-15 minutos pela floresta tropical e veja algumas das magníficas árvores kauri que já cobriram toda a península. Atravesse a montanha e desça até a praia para almoçar em um café local. Após o almoço, passeie pela Praia da Água Quente, que faz jus ao nome, e entre em uma das piscinas termais naturais espalhadas pela areia. Você também pode cava a sua própria piscina natural.
No final do dia, visite a famosa Caverna Catedral e veja o Oceano Pacífico banhar um arco natural.
Observação: a caminhada até o arco passa por superfícies desniveladas e depende das condições climáticas. Esteja preparado para ela. Ela levará cerca de uma hora e passará por inclinações íngremes e escadas.
- Entrada para a estrada de ferro
- Guia local
- Embarque e desembarque no hotel
- GST (Imposto sobre Bens e Serviços)
- Gorjetas (opcionais)
- A confirmação será recebida durante a reserva
- Opera em quaisquer condições climáticas - vista-se apropriadamente
- Um nível de condicionamento razoável para caminhada e calçados com boa aderência são recomendados
- Quantidade mínima aplicável. Há possibilidade de cancelamento após a confirmação se não houver passageiros o suficiente para atender os requisitos; no caso disso ocorrer, será oferecida uma alternativa ou o reembolso completo
This was a good tour overall to get a taste of the Coromandel. If I could do it again, I would skip the Driving Creek Railway and allow for more time at Cathedral Cove. Our tour guide was nice and he took us to the Hot Water beaches in time to experience them and later to a great place for lunch. However, if I ever return, I'll probably do it without a tour, so as not to be on a time crunch. The return journey was along a beautiful scenic beach route and it would have been more enjoyable if we weren't flying to get back to Auckland by a certain time.
It was amazing trip , so much to see with excellent tour guy, enjoyed every moment of it and look forward to take it again.
I'm a Narnia Fan and so this tour was a must-do for me. I visited the Coromandel Peninsula mid-February and it was a rainy and cloudy day. The schedule for the day is tidal-dependant. The train journey was nice and at the top there was a lookout platform, not much walking involved. The whole experience lasted about one hour. The sky started to clear up and the weather was beautiful. Instead taking us to the Cathedral Cove right away to make use of the nice weather, we stopped at an unspectacular waterfall and went for a lovely 10-min stroll through a Kauri forest. We then had lunch and by the time we've finished lunch it was raining again. I felt bumped because the Cathedral Cove on a rainy and dark day is not the same as on a nice one. However, the only good thing is, not too many people went there, so it was less crowded. Cathedral Cove is definitely a must-see place in New Zealand!! I wouldn't have minded to spend the whole day only at Cathedral Cove but we had 1 h 15 min including 30 min walking distance from the car park each way to get a feeling for the place. It was too little time and I felt extremely rushed. Last stop was Hot Water Beach and two boys in my group dug a hole. The water temperature ranged from cold over lukewarm to scalding hot. The guide made up for the lack of time at Cathedral Cove thanks to his informative and interesting commentary otherwise I think I would only have given three stars. I have no idea where the money went for this tour. In my opinion it is highly overpriced and I think there are many cheaper offers to get to Coromandel than this.