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3 Day Coastal Charm Taster Hiking Tour

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Overview

Come and enjoy this little slice of paradise we call our own on a 3 Day Coastal Charm Taster Hiking Tour from Auckland or Hamilton to the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand. Spend with us the three days you can spare walking and tasting. We’ve paired three stunning and diverse guided walks and a few tasty food and wine tasting encounters for those who prefer small group tours along with good company. This tour is great for those who haven't done a lot of hiking.

Stand before one of the loveliest remaining groves of Kauri in a diverse ecological area. Stroll along unspoiled rolling coastlines and take in wide open views. At a highly rated local bistro, tuck into a special ‘paddock-to-plate’ food experience. Climb to the top of North Island’s tallest waterfall, then sink your teeth into velvety gelato made from full cream milk of jersey cow grazed on abundant local pastures. At a locally owned winery, take off your hiking boots at the door and enjoy a meal and wee taste of their celebrated wines. For two nights, come home to our premium boutique lodge nestled in a charming valley setting and reflect on your day’s adventure with a glass of wine.

Notes:
- A minimum of 4 people are required for guaranteed departure of this tour.
- Tours depart Sundays and return Tuesday.

3 Day Coastal Charm Taster Hiking Tour

3 Day Coastal Charm Taster Hiking Tour

3 Day Coastal Charm Taster Hiking Tour

3 Day Coastal Charm Taster Hiking Tour

3 Day Coastal Charm Taster Hiking Tour

Itinerary

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Day 1Auckland to Coromandel5km / 2.5 hours hiking (easy grade)

Note: This itinerary should be seen as a guide only and is subject to change at any time due to elements outside our control. We will always endeavour to stick as closely to this itinerary as possible to deliver the best experience to you. The above doesn't detail all 'Nosh' experiences in full as we like to keep some things a surprise!

We will collect you from Auckland before heading to the west side of the Coromandel Peninsula - not before a stop at a quaint country farm shop, cafe and art gallery for a coffee and some fresh scones. Our first walk is a gentle one, a stunning trail leads us to the best remaining Kauri grove on the peninsula in a lush and diverse ecological area. A picnic lunch in nature to soak up the serenity before the walk out. Local (you guessed - award-winning) cheesemakers at Matatoki are certified organic producers and you'll have a chance to hear about their family-owned business, and sample of course!  From here, we head just north of the coastal settlement of Waihi Beach where we will be based two nights at our luxury lodge retreat. Relax with a drink in hand and some nibbles and chat to our local chef as they prepare a special meal with local ingredients - sourcing fresh the season!

Day 2Homunga Bay to Waihi Beach9km/4-5 hours hiking (medium grade)

Enjoy breakfast this morning at a leisurely pace before we head to the coast for our walk from Homunga Bay to Waihi Beach. Feast your eyes upon the white sand beaches, turquoise coloured water and magnificent Pohutakawa trees as we wind our way around the bays, stopping for a picnic lunch on the beach. When our hearts have had enough of the coastal views we head back to our lodge to relax for a few hours in the hot tub, or get lost in a book. The late afternoon calls for something special so we making our way to the historic Waikino hotel for a gin tasting where local brewer-turned-distiller boasts international award-winning gin with an interesting gold twist before heading back for a two-course meal at our lodge.

Day 3Coromandel to Auckland19km/6-8 hours hiking (moderate grade)

An early start this morning and a short drive to a hidden valley leading to the Waitawheta River. Following in the footsteps of pioneers on the old logging tramway as it meanders along the river through the spectacular cliffs and bluffs of the gorge leading to a hut where we enjoy lunch and some locally roasted Pinnacles coffee. With a suspension bridge, waterfall and old logging site along the way, this is a varied track steeped in history. There are a few great swimming spots along the way, or simply take your boots off and bathe your feet in the river. Returning via the same track, we head back up to Auckland with our adventure cup full!

Cost per person

  • 2023-2024: NZ$2,150

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Auckland to Coromandel5km / 2.5 hours hiking (easy grade)

Note: This itinerary should be seen as a guide only and is subject to change at any time due to elements outside our control. We will always endeavour to stick as closely to this itinerary as possible to deliver the best experience to you. The above doesn't detail all 'Nosh' experiences in full as we like to keep some things a surprise!

We will collect you from Auckland before heading to the west side of the Coromandel Peninsula - not before a stop at a quaint country farm shop, cafe and art gallery for a coffee and some fresh scones. Our first walk is a gentle one, a stunning trail leads us to the best remaining Kauri grove on the peninsula in a lush and diverse ecological area. A picnic lunch in nature to soak up the serenity before the walk out. Local (you guessed - award-winning) cheesemakers at Matatoki are certified organic producers and you'll have a chance to hear about their family-owned business, and sample of course!  From here, we head just north of the coastal settlement of Waihi Beach where we will be based two nights at our luxury lodge retreat. Relax with a drink in hand and some nibbles and chat to our local chef as they prepare a special meal with local ingredients - sourcing fresh the season!

Day 2Homunga Bay to Waihi Beach9km/4-5 hours hiking (medium grade)

Enjoy breakfast this morning at a leisurely pace before we head to the coast for our walk from Homunga Bay to Waihi Beach. Feast your eyes upon the white sand beaches, turquoise coloured water and magnificent Pohutakawa trees as we wind our way around the bays, stopping for a picnic lunch on the beach. When our hearts have had enough of the coastal views we head back to our lodge to relax for a few hours in the hot tub, or get lost in a book. The late afternoon calls for something special so we making our way to the historic Waikino hotel for a gin tasting where local brewer-turned-distiller boasts international award-winning gin with an interesting gold twist before heading back for a two-course meal at our lodge.

Day 3Coromandel to Auckland19km/6-8 hours hiking (moderate grade)

An early start this morning and a short drive to a hidden valley leading to the Waitawheta River. Following in the footsteps of pioneers on the old logging tramway as it meanders along the river through the spectacular cliffs and bluffs of the gorge leading to a hut where we enjoy lunch and some locally roasted Pinnacles coffee. With a suspension bridge, waterfall and old logging site along the way, this is a varied track steeped in history. There are a few great swimming spots along the way, or simply take your boots off and bathe your feet in the river. Returning via the same track, we head back up to Auckland with our adventure cup full!

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