Travel from urban Auckland to the wild and wonderful Coromandel Peninsula, where you’ll find stunning beaches and chilled-out locals. Relax at The Mount, experience some uniquely New Zealand sights in Rotorua, and top it off with a trip to Hobbiton.
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Buy your Coromandel Ramble TravelPass
Minimum 3 days of travel
Start anywhere en-route
Includes Hobbiton Movie Set tour
Your pass is divided into the following 'legs'. You can book travel in either direction (i.e. follow the itinerary from top to bottom, or bottom to top). You can also stop as often as you like along the way on each leg (for example, on the Auckland to Thames leg you can book from Auckland to Maramarua and Maramarua to Thames).
IMPORTANT: Entrance to Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set are shown as 'extras' on the bus services for these tours. You must select and add these extras to your cart in order to book them. You can also add other extras (like meals) to your tour in the same way. At the checkout we'll book the trip on your pass and you can pay for any extras that aren't included in your pass.
When booking tours you must book to and from the stops shown. View our TravelPass tours page for more information.
Visit Thames at the base of the Coromandel Peninsula and learn about the region’s history, from the early goldmining days to today.
Head to the resort town of Whitianga to experience some of the region’s best beaches and activities, like nearby Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach.
Wind your way back along the Coromandel to Thames, through misty mountain ranges and thick native bush.
Sun yourself at the beach town of Mt Maunganui, just outside Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty.
Travel back inland to Rotorua, one of New Zealand's most popular destinations for its geothermal activity, Māori culture and adventure activities.
On your way back to Auckland, take a detour into the world of JRR Tolkien with a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set.
During your tour of Hobbiton you'll learn all about how The Shire was recreated on a working farm and hear stories from filming of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies.
Auckland’s not just another big city – it sits on the edge of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf and is home to some fantastic beaches.