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Head to the Coromandel Peninsula and hop on board a world-class mountain railway to discover pristine and regenerating kauri forest. Pass by unique pottery sculptures and tiled murals as you meander along the track, and admire sweeping views over the Hauraki Gulf at the EyeFull Tower lookout.
Departing from Auckland CBD, you will enjoy a relaxing two hour scenic cruise to the Coromandel Peninsula, where you'll then jump on board a complimentary shuttle bus to Driving Creek. Here, you will embark on just over an hour-long ride on New Zealand's steepest mountain railway, meandering through native regenerating and replanted kauri forest. As you twist and turn through a montage of green, hear the fascinating story of Driving Creek Railway's creator and how this place came to be, and see interesting pottery sculptures and artworks that line the railway. At the Eyefull Tower lookout, savour spectacular views across the Hauraki Gulf. After the ride, take the afternoon to explore the quaint town of Coromandel before the transfer back to Auckland.
Food and drinks not included (possibility to buy onboard the ferry or at Driving Creek.
Please note: On the day of sailing, visitors are required to phone the Tiritiri Matangi confirmation line after 7am to confirm sailing. Ph: 09 916 2241.
Please wear enclosed shoes.
This experience takes place in Coromandel Peninsula, departing Auckland.