THE COROMANDEL ADVENTURE EXCURSION
Deep sea fishing and diving
Go with those in the know to experience action-packed fishing and diving like never before. The waters surrounding The Coromandel are home to some of New Zealand’s best fishing and dive spots. Epic Adventures share their passion for fishing adventures and knowledge of the best fishing locations with charters out of Tairua, Whitianga and Amodeo Bay. Provider Charters also offer deepsea fishing adventures off the coast of Tairua and Tairua. Reel in a kingfish, snapper or maybe even a marlin on your next Coromandel marine adventure.
Dive Zone Whitianga specialises in dives on the Marine Reserve at Cathedral Cove and day trips to the world-class Aldermen Islands, one of New Zealand’s best and little-known dive spots. All levels of divers are catered for, from scenic shallow water dives to extreme dives on offshore pinnacles. Also offering PADI dive instructor courses.
For a different style of fishing, get on board with the Mussel Barge Snapper Safaris at Coromandel Town. Fish amongst the mussel farms while watching the harvesting barges in action in and around Coromandel Harbour. You’ll experience great scenery and great fishing regardless of age or experience.
Seven-time New Zealand spearfishing champion, Julian Hansford, shares a lifetime of local diving knowledge and experience as the host and skipper of Spearo Camp New Zealand. Divers of any level can join Julian for spearfishing chartered adventure and accommodation, based in Kuaotunu on The Coromandel. Experience some of the best diving spots New Zealand has to offer, along with good food, kiwi hospitality and fresh fish to take home afterwards.
The Coromandel is the perfect location to tick off that Harley Davidson motorcycle tour from your bucket list. There is much to be experienced on The Coromandel by motorbike, including unsurpassable coastal vistas, the winding hills of the Kōpū -Hikuai, dense native forests, and twists and turns seemingly made for motorcycling. Bularangi Tours can make that bucket list dream come true, offering a guided motorcycle tour along the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway. The loop tour covers the entire peninsula, stopping in at legendary Coromandel hotspots, The Lost Spring in Whitianga and the Coroglen Pub en route.
If a self-guided tour is more your style, there are several legs to the Coromandel loop that you can pick and choose from, depending on the time and distance you want to travel. The Coromandel loop encompasses Waihi, Whangamatā and Tairua, with plenty of rest stops for food and photos. Whitianga is the central destination and a good stopping point for lunch along Buffalo Beach. The loop continues from Whitianga over to Kūaotunu (Luke's Kitchen in Kūaotunu is another great lunch stop), Coromandel Town, and down the Thames Coast Road, finishing at Kopu.
Located near Thames in the Kauaeranga Valley is an adventure of a lifetime waiting for you to meet its epic challenge. Designed for those who love to test their limits and try new adventures, CanyoNZ Adventure Company provides the ultimate adrenalin rush in one of New Zealand’s most spectacular canyoning locations.
Accompanied by your Canyonz guide, you will venture into Sleeping God Canyon. Make a vertical descent of over 300 metres down a steep set of waterfalls involving abseils-rappels of up to 80 metres, exhilarating water slides, and jumps of up to 13 metres into deep dark pools.
A full day’s adventure, your Canyonz tour includes lunch, hiking and a fascinating geographical and historical education along the way. This tour is guaranteed to surpass even your highest expectations. If you don't have so much time, the "Halfie" tour gets you the action and thrills in a shorter adventure.
Coromandel Zipline Tours is the newest adventure activity to hit The Coromandel. The exhilarating eight-zipline canopy tour through the majestic native bush alongside kereru, korimako, and tui won't disappoint. The ziplines, of which the longest is 200m, start with a train ride halfway up to the Eyeful Tower observation point before making your way back via a series of walks and ziplines.
Discover the exquisite beauty of The Coromandel from the unique vantage point provided by Boom Sailing in Whitianga. Offering the ultimate in excitement and adventure, get onboard EXCESS; Boom Sailing’s high-performance racing yacht. The SL33 yacht was used by Team New Zealand as a development boat in the lead-up to the San Francisco America’s Cup. Now the world's first foiling charter catamaran, Excess offers fast-paced exhilarating sailing. Experience foil-assisted upwind hull flying and bearing away for some downwind short foiling runs. No sailing experience is required for this 1.5-hour session of a lifetime. Charters cater for up to four people and morning and afternoon sessions are available.
If you like to combine your outdoor adventure with stunning scenery, take a day sail aboard Fully Charged; Boom Sailing’s powerful coastal racing catamaran. Designed by one of New Zealand’s best yacht designers and modified for relaxed day sailing, this is your chance to experience the magnificence of Mercury Bay like never before. Enjoy the stunning sights of Cathedral Cove, Hahei Marine Reserve and Cooks Beach whilst relaxing on the spacious trampoline deck and watching the wind whip through the sails. ‘Jump On’ trips are 3 hours, departing Whitianga at 10 am and 2 pm. Sunset sails, private charters and team-building charters are available by arrangement.
For a sailing adventure reminiscent of timeless voyages throughout history, Windborne Adventures in Whitianga offer both day sailing cruises and multi-day adventure vacations. Windborne is a 62 ft. gaff-rigged topsail schooner that has been sailing the oceans of the world since 1928. During day sails, help the captain sail the ship and take a turn at the wheel while taking in the tranquil bays and beautiful islands of Mercury Bay. For a wildlife spotting adventure, sail from Whitianga to Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island) and experience dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. Witness the Gannet Colony on Motutaiko and explore the
unspoilt natural wilderness of the Barrier. Anchor in one of the gorgeous bays the area has to offer and enjoy a yesteryear adventure onboard a classic top sail schooner.
Take off on the Cathedral Cove Jet! The fastest way to Cathedral Cove, you'll reach speeds of up to 80 kmph. Hold on as you'll be taken on a thrill ride like no other! Experience high-speed drifting, heart-pumping power slides and white knuckle spins, this unique ride combines a solid rush of adrenaline with a spectacular volcanic coastline. Cathedral Cove Jet gets you there faster so let us take you for a spin today.
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