360 Discovery. Auckland ferry company 360 Discovery operates a ferry service from downtown Auckland to Coromandel, daily during peak summer holiday season, five days per week during the rest of summer and three days a week during winter. The sailing takes just under two hours and travels via Waiheke Island to Hannafords Wharf, 7 km (4 miles) from Coromandel township. A free shuttle service operates into town. One-way fare is NZ$55. 0800/360–3472.