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The Geyserland pass is a 4 sector trip showing you the big highlights just south of Auckland. 

The first leg is to the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula with its amazing beaches. Then on to Waitomo (wai meaning water, tomo meaning cave) where you will get the chance to see glow-worms, stalactites, cave coral, fossilized oysters and other crazy stuff in the limestone caves formed from 40 million year old dead fish. From Waitomo you’ll head to Rotorua, recognised as the Maori cultural, and geothermal capital of New Zealand. You can partake in a traditional feast and marvel at the boiling mud and shooting geysers.

Do all of this before heading back to Auckland. Another great Kiwi Experience.

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  • Marae Tour of Whangara, East Coast
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  • Karangahake Gorge
  • Ruakuri Walk
  • Taranaki Falls
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Pass Itinerary

  • Christchurch to Lake Mahinapua

    Treat yourself to the infamous Tranz Alpine train trip as part of your Kiwi Experience!

    Catch the Tranz Alpine train across the spectacular Southern Alps, before meeting the Kiwi Experience bus in Greymouth.

     Lake Mahinapua Wharf Lake Mahinapua Wharf
  • Lake Mahinapua to Franz Josef

    Continue along the beautiful West Coast of New Zealand through forests and past the towering Southern Alps to glacier country.

    After breakfast at Lake Mahinapua we hit the road on our way to Franz Josef. Franz Josef is the northern gateway to Te Wahipounamu, the Southwest New Zealand World Heritage area. The region includes Aoraki/Mount Cook, Westland Tai Poutini, Mount Aspiring, the Fiordland National Parks, and surrounding conservation lands. We factor in a free day in Franz Josef so that you can get out there and experience what Franz Josef has to offer. It’s a wicked spot and whatever you get out and do, you will be blown away by the views of the glacier and Alps.

     Franz Josef Franz Josef
  • Rotorua to Waitomo

    An early start from Rotorua this morning then a short trip to Waitomo Caves (Wai meaning water, tomo meaning caves). The local caves, hiding under the green Waitomo countryside, are made out of limestone, which is basically very old dead fish (in this case about 40 million years old). We spend the afternoon checking out Marokopa Falls (3rd largest falls in NZ), the 'Natural Bridge' and Ruakuri reserve. Apart from glow-worms in caves you may see stalactites, stalagmites, cave coral, rock sculptures, fossil oysters and fossil whalebones.

     Rotorua to Waitomo Rotorua to Waitomo
  • Christchurch to Kaikoura again!

    Get up close and personal with some of New Zealand’s most unique wildlife

    We start early today and head north from Christchurch across the northern Canterbury Plains. After a quick breakfast break in Cheviot, we continue into Kaikoura (kai – to eat, koura – crayfish). Talk to your driver about some of the amazing experiences you can do in this spectacular harbour including whale watching, fishing, or swim with the dolphins or seals. Alternatively, walk down to the local seal colony and get up close and personal with some furry locals.

     Christchurch to Kaikoura Christchurch to Kaikoura
  • Taupo to Rotorua

    Head to the Maori culture capital of New Zealand

    This morning we head north to Rotorua (this is just a drop off and pickup point heading north bound). You will need to jump off here so you have time to do your Waitomo wander day trip. Rotorua is filled with lots of exciting activities and is renowned for its Maori heritage and thermal activity in the area. If you are a lord of the rings nut you can do a day trip to Hobbiton to check out the movie set or you can go along to a farm show, go Zorbing, luging, and try out a crazy activity or two at Agroventures. In the evening you can experience a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and concert with Tamaki Tours – a night not to be missed! Or if you really feel like getting the full Maori experience you can enjoy a unique overnight stay in a Marae after the show.

     Rotorua mudpools Rotorua mudpools
  • Waitomo to Rotorua or Taupo

    We leave at late today so that you have time to experience the legendary Black Water Rafting in the morning with either the Labyrinth or Abyss trips! Alternatively, check out the brand new Ruakuri cave which is an engineering masterpiece.

    Heading to Rotorua? No worries. We get you there in time to take part in Tamaki Tours world class Maori concert and hangi (traditional Maori cooked food) experiences. Or, if you’d rather, soak up the atmosphere in one of the many hot springs in the area!!!

    Heading to Taupo? No worries. Apart from the natural geothermal features of the surrounding area, Taupo is fast becoming known as the action adventure capital of the north. Activities include skydiving, bungy jumping, jet boating, walking the Tongariro Crossing (one of the best one day walks in the world!), trout fishing and more...

     Skydive Taupo Skydive Taupo
  • Rotorua to Waitomo to Rotorua (Waitomo Wanderer)

    Experience the wonder of Waitomo with this one to two days trip departing from Rotorua.

    We leave nice an early to ensure we get you to Waitomo nice and early (wai meaning water, tomo meaning waterhole). If you are feeling adventurous you can take part in the legendary black water rafting including the Labyrinth which is a three hour caving adventure, seeing glow-worms in caves, stalactites, fossil oysters and tube your way through the underground caves or you can check out the brand new Ruakuri cave which is an engineering masterpiece. That afternoon you will return back to your hostel in Rotorua.

    Stay for an extra night to experience all the adventure activities and great walks Waitomo has to offer.

     Rotorua to Waitomo to Rotorua (Waitomo Wanderer) Rotorua to Waitomo to Rotorua (Waitomo Wanderer)
  • Queenstown to Milford Sound to Queenstown

    See amazing views of mirror lakes, mountains and cascading waterfalls on this one day trip.

    Travel along the world famous Milford Road through Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Not only do you get to experience a spectacular coach tour but also a magical cruise through the Sound itself. Keep your eyes peeled for endangered wildlife amongst towering cliffs and thundering waterfalls. Your trip will also include a fresh free lunch to enjoy while taking in the views. This will be a day you will never forget.

     Milford Sound, New Zealand Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • Rotorua to Auckland

    The coach will pick you up on route from Taupo late morning. We will make a quick lunch stop in Matamata (AKA Hobbiton) – feel free to jump off here.

    We will then carry on up to New Zealand’s biggest city – Auckland! You driver can recommend a few cool things to doing during your stay in the “City of Sails”. 

    This is where our Kiwi Experience office is located so feel free to pop down and see us and we can sort you out with onward bookings, merchandise or any questions you might have.

     Auckland, New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand
  • Invercargill to Milford Sound to Queenstown (Bottom Bus Day 3)

    Travel through to Milford Sound checking out the most amazing scenery in New Zealand along the way. The day includes a 1 hour 45min boat cruise through the sound exploring soaring peaks, towering waterfalls and New Zealand nature at its best. See the Homer Tunnel, gigantic waterfalls and amazing fiords. See the Homer Tunnel, gigantic waterfalls and amazing fiords. If you have the time jump off in Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park and home to a stunning lake, and/or in Milford Sound to spend a night or two. Provided the weather and bank balance permits you have the option of flying back to Queenstown, otherwise the Kiwi Experience bus will take you back to the adventure capital.

     Invercargill to Milford Sound to Queenstown Invercargill to Milford Sound to Queenstown
  • Dunedin to Invercargill (Bottom Bus Day 2)

    The Catlins is probably as far south as you may ever go. Travel through awesome native forest, sandy beaches and see rare wildlife. The might of the New Zealand sea-lion (New Zealand’s largest native mammal) is a real highlight as are the many short walks to the Catlins natural attractions, which includes a 180 million year-old fossilised forest (where you are also likely to see Yellow-eyed penguins returning from a hard days fishing). The night is spent in Invercargill, home of the world’s fastest Indian and Henry the tuatara!
    Here you have the choice to hop over to Stewart Island – it’s definitely worth the visit, an island paradise with a kiwi (bird) population 100 times that of the kiwi (human) one.

     Seal colony, Catlin's New Zealand Seal colony, Catlin's New Zealand
  • Queenstown to Dunedin (Bottom Bus Day 1)

    We head towards the east coast via the massive Clyde Hydro Dam and the Central Otago fruit growing basin. Dunedin is famous for its student activity, being home to 20,000 plus students at Otago University, the city is also well known for its Scottish heritage. On arrival we do a city tour including a visit to Baldwin Street, the world's steepest street and in the evening there is an option to visit another icon of Dunedin, the Speights Brewery with one of their tours and tastings!

     Rugby game, Dunedin New Zealand Rugby game, Dunedin New Zealand
  • Te Kaha to Rotorua or Taupo (East As Day 4)

    Departing Te Kaha we follow the coastline to Opotiki and on to Whakatane. If you’re interested in staying for a few nights can take a boat cruise out to Whakaari (White Island), New Zealand’s most active volcano.

    We then head inland via the lake districts and back in to Rotorua and Taupo so you can continue the rest of your Kiwi Experience.

     Te Kaha to Rotorua or Taupo (East As) Te Kaha to Rotorua or Taupo (East As)
  • Rangitukia to Te Kaha (East As Day 3)

    For those interested in being among the first in the world to see in the new day, there is a short track you can take to the top of a nearby hill to watch the sun rise over the horizon. After this you can either take a 1 hour follow up ride and try out another of the fantastic horses at the farm or use this opportunity to rest up for the day ahead.

    Once we leave Rangitukia, we ravel along the coast stopping to take in some stunning scenery before heading to the Te Kaha Homestead Lodge.

    The Homestead is situated in the most amazing spot right on the beach that has to be seen to be believed. Once welcomed into Te Whanau a Apanui (the local tribe) you can then slip into the life style that keeps us coming back. Relax in the hot tub overlooking the ocean and watch the sun disappear with a glass of wine, and then join us for a few drinks and a session of ‘International Idol’ with Chey and his whanau (family).

     Rangitukia to Te Keha Rangitukia to Te Keha
  • Tatapouri to Rangitukia (East As Day 2)

    We leave Tatapouri and meander along the stunning east coast onto Whangara, one of the most culturally and historically significant places on the East Coast and where the movie ‘Whale Rider’ was filmed. It is here that you will be given a full tour of the Marae by one of the local people and explained the history of this very special place.

    Once we leave Whangara, we head up the coast to Tologa Bay and New Zealand’s longest wharf. Then we arrive at Rangitukia around 2.30pm so you have plenty of time to go on one of New Zealand’s best horse treks or learn the art of bone carving.

    the farmstay and get a feel for the ‘East As’ way of life.

     Tatapouri to Rangitukia Tatapouri to Rangitukia
  • Rotorua or Taupo to Tatapouri (East As Day 1)

    Travel from Rotorua or Taupo we then head east via Gisborne to Tatapouri. Hop off in Gisborne if you want or carry on through to our stop for the day, Tatapouri.

    There is a huge range of activities you can choose from including rock sliding, surf lessons/ board hire, stingray feeding, and in the summer months shark cage diving. Our hosts Chris and Dean are the newest members of the East As whanau and their home in Tatapouri is one place you will never forget.

     Rotorua to Taupo to Tatapouri (East As) Rotorua to Taupo to Tatapouri (East As)
  • Kaikoura to Kaiteriteri

    Travel though New Zealand’s most renowned winery region.

    We head north and take in the last of the dramatic Kaikoura coastline. It’s a spectacular drive, and we may take the opportunity to stop for a close look at the seals that lay about on the rocks all day long. We make our way to Picton and then to Kaiteriteri at the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park. You can simply wile away the evening on the golden sand beach just metres from your accommodation. Kaiteriteri is a great spot to begin an adventure (on foot, by kayak or by water taxi) into Abel Tasman National Park.

     Kaikoura to Kaiteriteri Kaikoura to Kaiteriteri
  • Christchurch to Franz Josef

    Treat yourself to the infamous Tranz Alpine train trip as part of your Kiwi Experience!

    Catch the Tranz Alpine train across the spectacular Southern Alps, before meeting the Kiwi Experience bus in Greymouth.

     Christchurch to Franz Josef Christchurch to Franz Josef
  • Paihia to Auckland

    Squeeze in those activities you haven’t completed yet before heading back to Auckland

    Departing mid-afternoon, you have the best part of the day to experience one of the many activities on offer in the Bay, or simply chill on the beach with a good book.  The drive back to the “big smoke” is relaxed and we have you back in the city in time to find some dinner and hit the town.

     Auckland, New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand
  • Paihia to Cape Reinga to Paihia

    Don’t miss this awesome day trip to the very top of New Zealand.

    Roll yourself out of bed and be prepared for an action packed day up to Cape Reinga. This area is sacred to the Maori people and the day trip to Cape Reinga is a must do. The day is full of walks and free activities.  Drive along 90 Mile Beach, see huge kauri trees, body board down the gigantic sand dunes, view the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean clashing, gather shellfish on the beach, and experience one of New Zealand’s best fish ‘n’ chip shops!

     Cape Reinga lighthouse, Northland New Zealand Cape Reinga lighthouse, Northland New Zealand
  • Auckland to Paihia (Bay Of Islands)

    Journey to the winterless north - home to 144 islands.

    We arrive in the Bay of Islands around midday and check out the sights surrounding Paihia, including the historical location of Waitangi. Northland is rich in history and Maori culture and with its clear water, huge kauri forests, and plentiful islands to explore you will soon see why Kiwi Experience heads up north. Swim with the dolphins, ride out to the famous hole in the rock, or go kayaking, sailing, fishing, diving, snorkelling, or just relax on the beach!

     Paihia Wharf, Bay of Islands New Zealand Paihia Wharf, Bay of Islands New Zealand
  • Taupo to Auckland (via Rotorua)

    Hop-off in Rotorua, or head onwards to the ‘City of Sails’.

    This morning we head north to Rotorua, renowned for its Maori heritage and thermal activity. After dropping off passengers in Rotorua who are spending a night or two here, we stop at Kiwi Encounter, where you can get up close and personal with our national icon – the Kiwi bird. Next, we make our way to Matamata (aka Hobbiton). You can jump off here if you’re a Lord of the Rings nut. Then it’s onwards through the rolling countryside to Auckland, otherwise known as the ‘City of Sails’. We call into the Kiwi Experience office for a chance to purchase merchandise, confirm future bookings or extend your trip even further!

     Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour, New Zealand Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour, New Zealand
  • Wellington to Taupo

    The drive today has beautiful rivers and lakes as well as Lord of the Rings landscapes!

    With an early start from windy Wellington we head north and pass through Taihape, where we drop off and pick up people for River Valley Adventure Lodge. Departing Taihape - the gumboot capital of NZ - we head to the Central Plateau, home of the Tongariro National Park. Then it’s through to Taupo driving alongside New Zealands biggest lake. If the weather suits, it’s time to skydive!

     Wellington to Taupo Wellington to Taupo
  • Kaikoura to Wellington (via Picton)

    Check out seal colonies and drive along the amazing Kaikoura coastline

    We head north and take in the last of the dramatic Kaikoura coastline. It’s a spectacular drive and we stop for a close look at the seals that lay about on the rocks. We make our way to the Picton ferry terminal in time to catch the afternoon sailing to the North Island. Say farewell to the South Island (Te Wai Pounamu) and we’re on our way! The ferry ride takes a few hours so chill out and enjoy the view of the amazing Marlborough Sounds!

     Seal colony, near Picton New Zealand Seal colony, near Picton New Zealand
  • Lake Tekapo to Christchurch

    A day of contrasts from snowy peaks to fertile plains home to the Garden City.

    We have a straight run into Christchurch, our largest city in the South Island and the 3rd largest in New Zealand. Witness a city rebuilding and flourishing in the wake of the 2011 earthquakes. Check out the funky Re:Start Mall and keep your eyes peeled for the sweet pop-up bars around the city.

     

     Lake Pukaki, South Island New Zealand Lake Pukaki, South Island New Zealand
  • Christchurch to Kaikoura

    Kaikoura is known as one of the best coastal wildlife regions in the world - whales, dolphins and seals!

    Departing Christchurch bright and early, we arrive in Kaikoura in time for you to check out what Kaikoura is most famous for – its whale watching, or swimming with the dolphins. Spend the evening chilling on the beach or sampling some of the best seafood New Zealand has to offer for your dinner. In fact, the name Kaikoura means to eat crayfish (“kai” meaning to eat, “koura” meaning crayfish).

     Kaikoura Beach, Kaikoura New Zealand Kaikoura Beach, Kaikoura New Zealand
  • Queenstown to Lake Tekapo

    Discover the untouched beauty and crystal clear skies in the world's largest dark sky reserve.

    We head out of Queenstown, through the Lindis Pass, so get your cameras ready because this is ‘Lord of the Rings’ territory. After stopping to admire Mt Cook at Lake Pukaki, we travel to Lake Tekapo with its amazing location by snow-capped alps and clear starry skies. Lake Tekapo has something for everyone - relaxing at the lakeside and taking in the untouched view, soaking in the hot springs, discovering one of the many scenic walkways or checking out the mind-boggling stars in what is the world’s largest dark sky reserve.

     Lake Tekapo Lake Tekapo
  • Queenstown (extra day)

    We recommend staying an extra night in Queenstown because there’s so much to do there. If you’re short on time, you can always skip this extra day, timetable allowing, and get to the next stop sooner.

    Queenstown is one of the most amazing places on Earth. No matter what time of the year it is rated as one of our passenger’s favourite spots. Take the time to spend a few days here as it is one of the most picturesque places in the world. Make the most of the beautiful lake and surrounding walks, or get into a whole range of adrenalin pumping activities. If there was one activity that you couldn’t miss it would be the day trip to Milford Sound, commonly referred to as The Eighth Wonder of the World.

     AJ Hackett Bungy Jump, Queenstown New Zealand AJ Hackett Bungy Jump, Queenstown New Zealand
  • Wanaka - Queenstown

    Adventure capital of New Zealand…and the world! What more do we need to say!

    Before we leave Wanaka get your brain working at Puzzling World and then its on to the world’s first commercial bungy site - the Kawarau Bridge. Only the brave will sign themselves up for this iconic NZ activity. On arrival in Queenstown we will head down to the spectacular waterfront before it’s out on the town exploring Queenstown’s infamous nightlife with all the crew!

     Queenstown at night Queenstown at night
  • Franz Josef - Wanaka

    Journey to the magical Southern Lakes region to take the time to chill by beautiful Lake Wanaka.

    We start out early in order to catch the perfect mirror reflection of Mt Cook and the Southern Alps on Lake Matheson. We then cruise down the last stretch of Highway 6, stopping at popular scenic spots along the way. Then it’s into Mount Aspiring National Park, arriving in the awe-inspiring destination of Wanaka in the afternoon.

     Franz Josef to Wanaka Franz Josef to Wanaka
  • Franz Josef (extra day)

    We recommend staying an extra night in Franz Josef because there’s so much to do there. If you’re short on time, you can always skip this extra day, timetable allowing, and get to the next stop sooner.

    Today is your chance to hike on Franz Josef Glacier, rated as one of the top three activities in New Zealand by Kiwi Experience passengers.  You could also enjoy a scenic heli-flight over the glacier, go horseback riding, kayaking or explore the various walks in the area.

     

     Franz Josef Glacier Franz Josef Glacier
  • Westport to Lake Mahinapua

    Explore the rugged West Coast of NZ, see the Pancake Rocks and spend the night in a traditional West Coast pub!

    Today we start our journey down spectacular State Highway 6, that stretches 435 kilometres along the rugged Tasman shoreline. The road winds through a diverse series of landscapes which never cease to amaze. Highlights today include the Cape Foulwind seal colony walk, rugged beaches, and the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. Tonights unique accommodation is a chance to enjoy a delicious group meal and bond with your bus mates.

     Cape Foulwind beach, West Coast Cape Foulwind beach, West Coast
  • Kaiteriteri to Westport

    Travel through snow-capped mountains and fantastic lakes on your journey towards the wild West Coast.

    Spend the morning kayaking out to Split Apple Rock and along the golden bays near Kaiteriteri, looking out for the local marine wildlife; or catch a water taxi to one of the bays in the Abel Tasman National Park to go for a morning stroll in the native New Zealand forest.  This afternoon we stop at the iconic Nelson Lakes on the way to Westport so you can get your legendary wharf jumping shot before hitting surf town Westport. .

     Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
  • Wellington to Picton to Kaiteriteri

    Travel across the stunning Cook Strait to the seaside town of Picton, then on to Kaiteriteri where the beautiful golden sand beach is on your doorstep.

    We take the Interislander ferry across to the South Island through the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. Travel through vineyards to Nelson, New Zealand’s sunniest city, then on to Kaiteriteri at the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park. Kaiteriteri is a great spot to begin an adventure (on foot, by kayak or by water taxi) into Abel Tasman National Park.

     Kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand Kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
  • River Valley to Wellington

    New Zealand’s capital of cool is full of culture, cafes and cinema!

    We head away late after a morning white water raft or horse ride, and head throught the rolling hills full of deer, cattle and sheep. If you want a true rural experience jump off today and stay at a working NZ farm. We arrive in Wellington late in the afternoon. This city is the undisputed capital of culture, the arts, restaurants, fashion and nightlife.  It’s home to the largest cultural attraction in New Zealand, Te Papa Museum, which is well worth a look (and it’s free).

     Cable Car, Wellington New Zealand Cable Car, Wellington New Zealand
  • Taupo to River Valley

    Today we visit Tongariro National Park to enjoy some stunning free walks before arriving at River Valley Adventure Lodge later in the day

    We head south around the “great lake” towards the Tongariro National Park for a picnic lunch and a two hour walk through native bush and waterfalls. In the afternoon we travel through to the ultimate adventure lodge - River Valley, situated amongst towering cliffs and bush-clad hills. The lodge offers grade five rafting on the Rangitikei River, scenic horse riding, and a small golf course. Spend the evening enjoying the delicious roast dinner and relaxing by the open fire.

     Rafting in River Valley, New Zealand Rafting in River Valley, New Zealand
  • Taupo (extra day)

    We recommend staying an extra night in Taupo because there’s so much to do! If you’re short on time, you can always skip this extra day, timetable allowing, and get to the next stop sooner.

    Enjoy a sleep-in (for those not doing the Tongariro Crossing) and experience one of the many activities on offer.  A walk down to Spa Park to relax in the natural hot springs by the river is a great way to spend the day (or night).

     Tongariro National Park, New Zealand Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
  • Rotorua to Taupo

    A popular backpacker destination, with New Zealand’s biggest lake and plenty to keep you occupied!

    The first activity of the day is exploring the geothermal reserve of Te Puia, with New Zealand’s largest geyser and a chance to see a real live Kiwi bird. The afternoon journey includes a stop off at Taupo’s famous Huka Falls. Taupo is rightly known as the adventure capital of the North Island with optional activities on offer such as skydiving, bungy jumping, jet boating, sailing and the spectacular Tongariro Crossing!

     Skydiving Lake Taupo, New Zealand Skydiving Lake Taupo, New Zealand
  • Hot Water Beach to Waitomo

    Check out New Zealand’s gold mining history before travelling on to experience the glowworms, underwater caves and forest walks of Waitomo.

    After an early start our first stop is the Karangahake Scenic Reserve to explore a native bush-clad gorge, swing bridges and a bit of New Zealand’s gold mining history. Next it’s onto Waitomo ('wai' meaning water, 'tomo' meaning hole) where you will get the chance to visit world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. If you're feeling adventurous, here is your chance to go underground and experience one of our top rated NZ activities with The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

     Black Water Rafting, Waitomo Black Water Rafting, Waitomo
  • Waitomo to Rotorua

    Last chance to explore Waitomo on the Ruakuri bush walk before heading to Rotorua, the Maori culture capital of New Zealand.

    We start the day with a walk through the Ruakuri Reserve and a breakfast stop at the Long Black Café before heading off toward Rotorua. Along the way we will stop at The Shires Rest where you can jump off and take a tour through the enchanting Hobbiton Movie Set. Tonight don’t miss the chance to stay overnight at Tamaki Marae, where you can experience a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and concert with Tamaki Maori Village – a night not to be missed!

     Tamaki Tour, Rotorua New Zealand Tamaki Tour, Rotorua New Zealand
  • Auckland to Hot Water Beach

    Spend the afternoon walking or kayaking to Cathedral Cove, and then soak in the natural springs at Hot Water Beach!

    After visiting the Kiwi Experience office we head towards the Coromandel Peninsula and spend the afternoon at Cathedral Cove; accessible only on foot or by kayak. This beautiful coastal spot is great for swimming, sea kayaking, and spotting dolphins if you’re lucky. We then carry on to Hot Water Beach (rated one of the top ten beaches in the world by Lonely Planet) where you can head out with your shovel at low tide to dig your own hot pool in the sand.

     Hot Water Beach, New Zealand Hot Water Beach, New Zealand