Plan your trip around Hauraki Coromandel along State Highways 25 & 2. Please note some local roads and DOC sites are closed. Find out more

Hot Rocks Adventures

Come experience the history of Coromandel Town. Whether it's authentic gold panning in the wild or one of our guided walking tours, you'll be entertained and informed by an expert geologist.


Enjoy an entertaining and informative 1.5 hours of gold panning with Geologist and gold-mining historian, Ash Franklyn. Ash will lead you into a safe and fun creekside panning experience where you'll learn how to discover gold and hear about the incredible gold mining history of Coromandel, specifically Coromandel Town. Tours operate daily at set times, but private arrangement can be made. Minimum 2 adults per tour.

Our two walking tours are the Talk of the Town walking tour and a guided tour of the museum. Hear some of the fascinating stories of what took place in Coromandel Town!

All tour options are family friendly. Reservations are required in advance.

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$15 – $110
Physical Address

84 Whangapoua Road
Coromandel Town
New Zealand

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