COROMANDEL COASTAL WALKWAY
Come where rental vehicles may not go!
Experience the remote upper Coromandel Peninsula. This walk has been graded 'moderate' by the Department of Conservation, and follows an old bridle path above the coast.
We will collect you from your accommodation in Coromandel town at approx 8.30am and drive you to the top of the peninsula, up the coastal road fringed with majestic pohutukawa trees. We may stop for tea or coffee with fresh home-made food, even an ice-cream with fresh fruit, at the local cafe in Colville, or we may
have a coffee on the beach.
The views are magnificent, and we will stop whenever you ask for you to take photos. We sometimes follow pods of dolphins and orca (killer whales) along the coast, just a few metres from the road! We will also give you an informative commentary on the history, geology and ecology of the area, plus Maori legends and some local gossip!
From Fletcher Bay, you begin a 3-4 hour 10km self-guided trek over the Coromandel Coastal Walkway, traversing farmland, coastline and
pristine native bush. Photo opportunities are endless!
You then meet your bus at Stony Bay for refreshments, a well-earned rest, and maybe a swim - in the sea or the crystal-clear stream. We then travel back via Port Charles and Colville, arriving in Coromandel Town approximately 5pm.
Trip includes: Pick-up/drop off at the car-park opposite the local police station,
PLEASE BE THERE AT 8.25am. Commentary, walking poles and map for the walk, a selection of teas, coffee and delicious home-made cake at the end of the walk, and a wealth of knowledge, plus great photos.
Bring: YOUR LUNCH (home-made, or buy from the local Bakery opposite the 4 Square super-market), nibble food for the walk, sunscreen, sunhat, good walking shoes, swimsuit & towel in summer, your camera, and suitable clothing for the season. (Chilled bottled water available for purchase, ask your driver.)
Fare: $135 per adult. $75 per child up to 15 years.
Cash, Eftpos/Debit card preferred. (Visa/Master card incurs a surcharge)
Minimum price $290 (1 or 2 passengers)
Cancellation Policy: 48 Hours notice required prior to departure date.
To Book: - Email us with your chosen date, and we will get back to you within
TWO ALTERNATIVES TO THIS TOUR -
- THE MURIWAI WALK at Port Jackson - approx 3km formed walk ( 1.5 hours) down a ridge line to Wharekaiatua Pa and along the glorious Port Jackson beach. The views are stunning! Enjoy lunch on the beach and refreshments and a swim!
This tour takes about 5-6 hours from start to finish.
Or STAY ON THE BUS for the drive & enjoy the scenery if you would rather not walk, experience Stony Bay at your leisure, maybe a short walk, swim or read a book.
Please note: The northern Coromandel has high rainfall, and a sub-tropical environment, and narrow coastal gravel roads - the stuff of adventure!
Our climate and volcanic past create our luxuriant rainforest and dramatic scenery.
But we can also experience road closures due to heavy rain causing flooding and slips, as our terrain is very fragile - this is the price we pay for living in such an undeveloped and pristine part of New Zealand.
So we do apologise if we have to cancel your tour for safety reasons. You will be given a full refund if you have pre-paid, or you may transfer your trip to another date.
Top 10 Club members - 10% discount to the name of the person on the Top 10 card.
Please advise you are a club member at time of booking.