Whitianga – Coromandel Rail and Backroads – cancelled

Enjoy the highlights of the Coromandel in one day


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Depart your accommodation approximately 8am for a drive to scenic coastal spots, on way to the the Driving Creek Railway.  The railway attraction is New Zealand’s steepest and only narrow-gauge mountain railway. Climb 2.7km from the Base Station at 55 metres above sea level to EyeFull Tower at 167 metres above sea level, a total climb of 115 metres.  Afterwards, stop for a stroll in the charming town of Coromandel before heading off for the afternoon exploring the sights along The 309 Road back to Whitianga.  Where possible, stopping to see some unique NZ local sights such as Stuart and his famous pigs who are often dotted all over the road.  Enjoy some short walks to see the Waiau Falls and the Kauri groves.  Stop for an included lunch and explore of quirky “The Waterworks”




– Embark on a truly unique 1 hour 15 minute railway tour on New Zealand’s only mountain railway. Journey across ten impressive bridges and through three tunnels in a hand-planted regenerating native forest and haven for rare native species, to arrive at EyeFull Tower and take in the spectacular views across the Hauraki Gulf and its islands

– Visit town of Coromandel – an attractive heritage village still has many old buildings, houses and churches from colonial times.

– Watch our for local Kiwi Farmer Stuart and his pigs on route!

– Included admission and set lunch at The Waterworks  – a destination for local creative souls, inventive minds and the young at heart.  Brilliant, curious and creative people built this place from scratch, and we proudly carry the title of being ‘the quirkiest place in New Zealand’!

– Scenic drive in backcountry of the Coromandel, stopping at Wairu Falls and Wairu Kauri Grove


– Departs to/from Whitiaga accommodation

– Driving Creek Railway Tour

– Stop in town of Coromandel

– See Stuart and the pigs, stop for guided walks along route where possible

– Admission and lunch at The Waterworks


Additional Information

– A minimum of 10 passengers is required for this day tour to go ahead.

– The 309 route is a slower backcountry drive, unsealed in places and can be quite windy.  Please let your tour guide know if you are sensitive to motion sickness at all.

– Suggest wear good enclosed shoes, some of the tracks in/out of waterfalls can be gravel with some short steep inclines.

– Bring your own water bottles, sun protection

Cancellation – no refund if cancelled inside 24 hours of departure.


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