Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach are the most popular attractions on the peninsula. Take a scenic flight from Ardmore Airport and enjoy a birds eye view that only a small plane can offer.  Your pilot will welcome you at the hangar and fly you to the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. At Whitianga airport you will be collected by Explore Paradise for your own private guided tour. At Hot Water Beach, thermal hot water bubbles up from the sand and 2 hours either side of low tide can have you basking in your own thermal pool. Cathedral Cove has a natural rock arch and is well worth the walk down (and back up) for some great photos. Your guide will give you a history of the areas that you visit and at Hot Water Beach will help to find the best spot to dig.  Lunch is included at one of the local cafes or vineyards and refreshments of home baking and tea and coffee will be provided.  At the end of your tour, you will be delivered back to Whitianga airport for the return flight.

What to take: Water, togs, towel, appropriate footwear and clothing, camera, sunblock.


  • Scenic flight over Coromandel Peninsula
  • Dig you own spa at Hot water Beach – an absolute MUST!
  • Amazing photo opportunities
  • World famous Narnia file set location
  • Hear stories of the local history
Cathedral Cove Hot water Beach self guided tour map

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