Day Trips

Waihi Beach is located in between some of New Zealand's most beautiful and sought-after destinations. With several stunning options to choose from, there is a day-trip suitable for all kinds of traveller. 

Hot Water Beach - Coromandel

Hot Water Beach is a must-do in New Zealand and one of it's most dramatic places!

Popular for a patch of thermal water bubbling just beneath the surface of the sand at low tide, Hot Water Beach has achieved cult-like status as a worldwide wonder right here on The Coromandel.  

It is so much fun digging your own pool and soak in it and just watch the world go by.

*BYO spade or you can hire them out for $5 from local businesses. 

Located only one hour and 40 minutes by car from our park

Cathedral Cove - Coromandel

Accessible only on foot, boat or kayak, famous Cathedral Cove is one of the “must visit” sites on The Coromandel. The area is very popular with tourists, and receives around 150,000 visitors per year.

Located approximately one hour and 40 minutes from our park by car. 

Dolphin Seafaris

Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor!
They are the only New Zealand Tourism Qualmark endorsed dolphin eco-tour operator in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui.

Step aboard a purpose-built dolphin-viewing vessel and embark on a wild encounter with the ocean's most fascinating creatures. As the winner of a Trip Advisor Award of Excellence and Qualmark certification, Dolphin Seafaris provides an educational and organic experience that's completely on the dolphin's terms.

Included in the price are your wetsuits, snorkellilng gear, tea, coffee and juice, fruit and muffins.  Free parking is available 24 hours at the Tauranga Bridge Marina where we depart. 

Located only one hour drive from our Park!

Hobbiton

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. 

Located only one hour and 25 minutes away from our park.