COROMANDEL COASTAL WALKWAY
Discuss with us our Hike or Bike Options and check out our New and Improved COMPLETE NORTHERN COROMANDEL TOUR. Bike hire is available through Bush e Bikes with both electric and standard bikes available.
Experience the Coromandel Coastal Walkway. This dual use track has been graded 'moderate' by the Department of Conservation, and follows an old bridle path above the coast.
Leaving at 8.15 am from our base at 105 Wharf Road or your accommodation, in Coromandel town, we will drive you around the Peninsula via Kennedy Bay, Tuateawa and Waikawau.
The views are magnificent. We will stop to take photos whenever you ask. We will also give you an informative commentary on the history, geology and ecology of the area, plus Maori legends and some local gossip! Morning Tea break is at the impressive Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat nestled in native bush, home to large numbers of protected kiwi.
From Stony Bay you begin the 10km self-guided journey, either hike or bike, over the Coromandel Coastal Walkway through pristine native bush, rugged coastline and farmland. Photo opportunities are endless. Allow two hours for the bike or three to four hours for the hike.
Your safety is paramount to us. With limited cellphone coverage on the Walkway, there could be delays should an emergency occur. In a new initiative, Coromandel Discovery now provide members of our tour parties with a Personal Locator Beacon to give you additional peace of mind.
You meet your minibus for the return leg, at Fletcher Bay with refreshments, a well-earned rest, and maybe a swim in the sea. Cyclists can continue their journey to a pre-arranged pickup along the enchanting seaside Coast Road with its pohutukawa fringed shores.
We sometimes follow pods of dolphins and orca (killer whales) along the coast, just a few metres from the road! At other times of the year, the sunsets are simply divine.
Last stop is Colville, a small historic town dating back to the early 1800s. Your day concludes in Coromandel Town at approximately 5pm-6pm.
If you want to spend even more time exploring the Northern Coromandel, there is the option of taking the spectacular three day Coastal Contrasts Tour also offered by Bush e Bikes. This is a supported tour, either bring your own bike or hire a bike from Bush e Bikes.
Trip includes: Pick-up/drop off at 105 Wharf Road, Coromandel (parking available) or we will collect you from your accommodation by arrangement.
Please be ready by 8.15am for the 8.30am departure. Included are 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.
Bring: Your lunch (home-made, or buy from the local Bakery, plus nibble food for the walk), sunscreen, adequate water, sunhat, good walking boots, swimsuit and towel for a swim (conditions apply, ask your driver), your camera, and suitable clothing for the season.
Please note, the Walkway is generally passable all year round but there can be pockets of muddy areas in winter. Please bring spare shoes with you to make your journey home more comfortable.
Fare: $140.00 per person (if 3 or more),
$300.00 total for 1 or 2 persons.
$95.00 children up to 15 years.
Cash, Eftpos/Debit card preferred. (Visa/MasterCard incurs a surcharge)
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 24 hours or Phone us - see Contact Us page.
Alternatives to the Coastal Walkway:
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 can be taken as a separate tour and takes about 5-6 hours from start to finish.
Or stay on the Bus for the drive and 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.
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.