Below you will see various options to getting to Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity. Most guests begin their journey from Auckland. If you are not driving, you will see the two ways to get from Auckland to Coromandel town. From Coromandel, the drive to Mahamudra Centre is about 30 minutes.

If you are going to arrive outside of office hours (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), please contact us so we can make special arrangements for your check-in.

Driving from Auckland

The trip from Auckland to Mahamudra is approximately a three and a half hour drive. Half the drive is over beautiful and windy coastal roads. The advantage of having a car means flexibility to see the many amazing attractions in the Coromandel Peninsula.

If you are driving up for a course or retreat and are willing to share rides, please let us know when you are registering. It is a huge help to many travellers!

From Auckland: Take the Southern Motorway heading towards Hamilton. Turn left from Highway 1 onto Highway 2 (towards Mangatawhiri), then take Highway 25 towards Thames. Pass through Thames and follow the signs to Coromandel, drive through the Township and then head towards Colville. The Mahamudra Centre is clearly sign posted on the left just before you enter Colville.

Public transport options to Mahamudra

STEP 1: Transportation from Auckland to Coromandel Town

Ferry Service

Ferry service from Auckland is a beautiful 2-hour trip with free shuttle to the Coromandel town.


NZ free phone: 0800 360 3472

International: +64 9 307 8005

Intercity Coachlines (Bus)

Travel on Intercity Coachlines to Coromandel Town via Thames.


Phone: +64 09 583 5780

STEP 2: Transportation from Coromandel to Mahamudra Centre

Coromandel Adventures

Coromandel Adventures has a bus that takes visitors to the Coastal Walkway that passes Mahamudra Centre. They are happy to transport visitors to Mahamudra depending on their tour bookings. 
Freephone: In NZ 0800 46 2676 and in Australia 1 800 070577

Coromandel Cabs

Coromandel Cabs  If you are coming for a group course or retreat via bus or ferry, the cab is very affordable if booked together with other arrivals, so ask them about this. Typically there is only one bus and/or ferry arriving per day, so there’s a possibility you’d be arriving at the same time as other retreatants. 
Phone: 021 230 5995