Coromandel Highlights

3Days

Route

Whitianga to Kauri Cliffs

Highlights

Whitianga
Auckland City
Kauri Cliffs
Kauri Cliffs

The Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island of New Zealand extends 85 kilometres north from the western end of the Bay of Plenty, forming a natural barrier to protect the Hauraki Gulf and the Firth of Thames in the west from the Pacific Ocean to the east. It is 40 kilometres wide at its broadest point. Almost the entire population lies on the narrow coastal strips fronting the Hauraki Gulf and the Bay of Plenty. In fine weather the peninsula is clearly visible from Auckland, the country’s biggest city, which lies on the far shore of the Hauraki Gulf, 55 kilometres to the west. The peninsula is part of the local government areas of Thames-Coromandel District and the Waikato Region.

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DAY 1
Place 1

Domestic Terminal Andrew Mckee Ave, Auckland Airport, Auckland 2022, New Zealand

Day 01 - Auckland Airport to Your Hotel

Distance / 20 KM - 2 hours

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Matamata

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Experience the real Middle-Earth with a visit to the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire™ that featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the twelve acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie set was created. The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon™ Inn, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-Earth. Upon completion of your tour you will return to The Shires™ Rest. Tours depart from The Shire's Rest, 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata. Including transport to and from the movie set from The Shires Rest please allow approx. 2 hours.

Paihia Beach Resort and Spa

Poolside Studio

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Five Star Luxury! Modern facilities, direct access to pool deck with 5 hot pools, stunning sea views, listen to the waves gently lapping the beach. Super Size King Bed 6ft Spa Bath Mini Kitchen Entertainment system with large flat screen TV, DVD and HiFi Minibar Free Broadband Internet access Private Patio In-house poolside restaurant In-house Day & Hair Spa La Spa Naturale voted one of the top ten Spa's in Australasia 30 metres to the beach. 300 metres to central Paihia Rate includes $20 Restaurant Dinner and $20 Spa treatment voucher.

DAY 2

Day 02 - Discover Paihia

Distance / 100KM

Hobbiton Tour from Rotorua

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Tour Duration: 4 1/2 hours The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is an essential stop on the itinerary of all visitors travelling through New Zealand offering an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set and a special insight into rural life. The Shires Rest Cafe is situated at the entrance to the set and provides an ideal place to stop for refreshments or that Second Breakfast Your tour starts with a scenic drive from Rotorua to The Shires Rest Cafe. Then travel through the picturesque 1250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton set was created. The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth Upon completion of your tour of the set you will return to The Shires Rest to enjoy time in The Shire Store before returning to Rotorua.

Longhouse Bed and Breakfast

Queen Room

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Queen Size Bed. Ensuite.Own Deck with seating area. Tea and coffee making facilities. Fridge.Air Conditioning Breakfast included Room Size approx 26sqm

Place 2

8 Lauder Rd, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

219-221 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand

25 Davisons Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

174 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

DAY 3
Place 1

Day 03 - Discover South Island

Distance / 2 Hours

Ocean View Twin Cabin

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Experience the wonders of the Hauraki Gulf with a Hauraki Blue overnight cruise aboard the Ipipiri, showcasing the beautiful natural surrounds and fascinating history of this region. Enjoy fine local produce and explore the beautiful bays and secluded islands. Departing daily at 3.00pm, your 18 hour overnight experience will include; - Ocean view cabin with two king single beds and ensuite - Three course a la carte dinner featuring fresh local produce - Fully cooked and continental breakfast - Complimentary snorkeling and kayaking equipment - Interactive onboard commentary exploring the history, wildlife and ecology of the Gulf - Relax on the sun deck with a drink from the bar Join the Hauraki Blue Cruises crew for an unforgettable overnight cruise.

Treghan Luxury Accommodation

Owners Cottage - King Bed

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Our premium one bedroom Owner's Cottage overlooks the gardens and the stunning rural views from all rooms. This features a King bed with quality furnishings and linen, air conditioning, kitchenette, bathroom and its own large private lounge, with doors opening out onto the deck and garden. Sunny and private, the perfect retreat. (Can also accommodate a fold-down bed in the large lounge, additional price for this inclusion) Full breakfast provisions included in price. Private entrance. Adult luxury, sorry not suitable for children.