Directions

    From Auckland

  • Take State Highway 1 (SH1) on the Southern Motorway
  • Turn left onto SH2 and follow the signs to the Coromandel Peninsula and Thames via SH25
  • Cross Kopu Bridge and turn right towards Paeroa
  • Take the left onto SH25
  • Go over hills towards Tairua
  • Drive through Tairua and over the next hill
  • Approx. 300m past Whenuakite School,turn right onto Hotwater Beach Road
  • Drive 3km, then turn left onto Purangi Road, (sign posted Cook's Beach, Ferry Landing)
  • Stay on this road - Drive past Hahei turn off and turn right into Rees Ave and Cooks Beach
  • The Cooks Beach Resort gates are on your right on the corner of Rees Ave and Purangi Road

    From Whitianga

  • Take SH25 from Whitianga towards Tairua
  • Drive through Coroglen
  • Turn left onto Hotwater Beach Road at Whenuakite
  • Drive 3km, then turn left onto Purangi Road, (sign posted Cook's Beach, Ferry Landing)
  • Stay on this road - Drive past Hahei turn off and take the right into Rees Ave and Cooks Beach
  • The Cooks Beach Resort gates are on your right on the corner of Rees Ave and Purangi Road

    From Cooks Beach Resort to Hahei / Cathedral Cove

  • Head out the Gates and turn left onto Purangi Rd
  • Drive 5km then turn left onto Hahei Rd
  • Remain on Hahei Road (which veers to the left) becomes Hahei Beach Rd, drive down into Hahei
  • Turn left on to Grange Rd South just after the Hahei shops
  • Drive to the parking area at the top and follow the walking track signs

    From Cooks Beach Resort to Hot Water Beach

  • Head out the Gates and turn left onto Purangi Rd
  • Drive 5km, turn left onto Hahei Rd
  • Drive another 4km then turn right onto Link Rd
  • Drive 3.3km and turn left onto Hot Water Beach Road and follow that to the beach carpark

    From Cooks Beach Resort to the Whitianga Ferry

  • Head out the Gates and turn right onto Purangi Rd
  • Drive 3km, head past the Ferry Landing Store and down the hill
  • Park your car in an available parking space - the passenger ferry charge is $6 return