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“A great day trip”

Coromandel Discovery Day Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A full day tour (with commentary), around the remote but magnificent Northern Coromandel. Tours start from our base at 105 Wharf Road, Coromandel Town or we can pick you up from your accommodation. Our new, revamped route takes you to the scenic Kennedy Bay via Tokatea Lookout. Be wowed by the isolated villages of Tuateawa and Waikawau with amazing beaches and views over the Pacific Ocean. Take a break at Tangiaro Lodge nestled at the base of a bush clad valley renown for its growing population of our kiwi bird. The spectacular Coastal Walkway starts with its entrance at Stony Bay and leads you through 10kms of native bush, coastline and farmland. Refresh at Fletcher Bay before the equally as impressive journey home along the pohutukawa lined Coast Road. With seating for nine, we also specialise in private charters whether it be for corporate or team building events as well as wedding parties, outdoor clubs and fishing groups. Hike and Bike options also now available.
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We booked the tour the day before at the Coromandel Information Centre. A very comfortable mini-bus picked us up in Coromandel at 8.30am and Mike was a very informative guide with a running narrative on the drive to Fletchers Bay, with stops both ways at Colville for refreshments. The road is narrow and winding and it is good to be passengers and take the time to enjoy the view and not just watch the road! This is not a walk you can do yourself as the 10km walk is one way, with pick-up at Stony Bay and we were grateful for the cuppa and cake before returning to Coromandel. The coastal walk is quite steep in parts and you need to be reasonably fit.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Michael A, Owner at Coromandel Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thanks for your response,I have just locate it after some computer adjustments,how,your remarks were much appreciated.
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was the most informative trip I can every imagine taking! The driver knew just exactly when to arrive at a selected spot for the best photos, knew everything from geology to history, botany to photography. Fabulous hike if you can do that part. If not, the ride alone is totally glorious. If I had to choose one place to return, it would be to the Coromandel.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Michael A, Owner at Coromandel Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Thank-you,and I to enjoyed your time with Coromandel Discovery,all the little extra things you saw and did,including the great photo's you took, helped to make your day trip and mine a pleasant drive and walk.
Have a safe trip and enjoy the rest of New Zealand.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Michael was a great guide - he was very informative about all aspects of the local area on our bus journey to Fletchers Bay. We found it all so interesting and he had a great sense of humour too! We had perfect weather for the 3.5 / 4 hour walk which is literally stunning, with a welcome cup of tea/coffee and cake waiting for us when we got to Stony Bay. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Michael A, Manager at Coromandel Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hi There ,Thanks for your response,I have just found the email in the system,we appreciated your comments.

Cheers.

Michael

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were very grateful that we had Michael to drive us to the head of the walk. We learned a good deal on the way and would never have braved the full drive ourselves.
The walk was AMAZING. It's winter, and we literally saw no one else for the whole 10km. It was wet and mucky (incl. sheep muck!) and if we hadn't had on high waterproof hiking boots it would have been a miserable day, but we did, and it was fab!
The coffee and cake after was very welcome. If you even flirt with motion sickness, protect yourself on the way back down. I was literally green when we exited the van even though I was wearing my trusty Sea Bands.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Michael A, Manager at Coromandel Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hi There,Thanks for your response,I have just located it and appreciate your comments.
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Michael

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Reviewed 22 February 2016

Michael was our entertaining driver and guide on our day trip to the north of the Coromandel peninsula. His knowledge (historical, ornithological, geographical and personal) was generously shared. Our vehicle was clean and comfortable on the unmade roads. Those who completed the 10km Coromandel Coastal Walkway received achievement awards.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Michael A, Manager at Coromandel Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hi There,
Thanks for your response,I have just located the email and appreciated your comments..

Cheers.

Michael

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