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7 Day Coromandel Coastal Charm Classic Hiking Tour

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Embark on an unforgettable 7-day Coromandel Coastal Charm Classic Hiking Tour, immersing yourself in the stunning natural beauty and fascinating history of the region. This adventure-filled journey offers breathtaking walks that showcase the dramatic scenery and golden history of the Coromandel Peninsula.

Begin your tour with a visit to the historic Karangahake Gorge, where you can stroll along the river and witness the awe-inspiring gorge that separates the Coromandel Peninsula from the Bay of Plenty region. From there, retreat to the tranquil Orokawa Bay Retreat, perched on a hilltop with panoramic ocean views, where you can relax in the hot tub and indulge in delicious meals prepared by local chefs.

Throughout the tour, you'll have the opportunity to explore picturesque beaches, wander through coastal rainforests, and marvel at magnificent waterfalls. Stop by the award-winning Kaimai Distilling for a behind-the-scenes chat with the local distiller and enjoy a taste of their acclaimed 'Eliza's Claim' gin, which boasts an interesting gold twist.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Kauri groves, where these majestic giants of the forest stand tall and proud. Challenge yourself on the renowned Pinnacles hike, navigating craggy terrain to reach the summit and revel in the breathtaking panoramic views that await you.

After a week of exhilarating hikes and shared experiences, conclude your journey with a wild foraging tour in a private forest called "Velskov," hosted by a botanical artist and foraging expert. Indulge in a delectable lunch featuring the foraged ingredients and forest-infused tea, savoring the flavors of the land and season.

The Coromandel Coastal Charm Classic Hiking Tour promises to be an extraordinary adventure, leaving you with cherished memories of the region's natural wonders and the camaraderie formed with your fellow hikers. Come and discover the magic of the Coromandel Peninsula on this remarkable hiking experience.

7 Day Coromandel Coastal Charm

7 Day Coromandel Coastal Charm Hiking Tour

7 Day Coromandel Coastal Charm Hiking Tour

7 Day Coromandel Coastal Charm Hiking Tour

7 Day Coromandel Coastal Charm

7 Day Coromandel Coastal Charm

7 Day Coromandel Coastal Charm Hiking Tour

Itinerary

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Day 1Dramatic scenery with a golden history5km (3 miles) / 1.5 - 2 hours hiking (easy grade)

Note: The following 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 around mid-morning before heading to the historic Karangahake Gorge where many a prospector tried their luck during the turn of the century gold rush.  A gentle start and chance to stretch your legs on this short walk with stunning views of the Waitewheta river and dramatic gorge that divides the Coromandel Peninsula from the Bay of Plenty region. With our first walk under our belt, we head to our secluded hilltop Orokawa Bay Retreat where we will be based for the first two nights. Relax with a drink in hand or in the hot tub and take in the panoramic ocean views as you get to know the group you will be making memories with this week. Tonight's meal is prepared by our local chef, with a menu designed especially for Nature & Nosh with fresh, seasonal produce. 

Day 2The epitome of charm and a touch of gin9km (5.5 miles) / 4-5 hours hiking (medium grade)

Enjoy breakfast with a view this morning before we head five minutes down the road for our through-walk from Homunga Bay to Waihi Beach. With a gentle downhill to start, feast your eyes upon the white sand beaches, coastal rainforests, turquoise coloured water and magnificent Pohutakawa trees as we wind our way around three bays, stopping for a gourmet picnic lunch on the beach. The perfect blend of hills to get your appetite up, shady flats to cool you down and views that make you want to slow down and take it all in. Bursting out at the northern end of Waihi Beach, take a chance to cool off in the surf before heading back to our lodge for some down time. Before dinner at the lodge tonight, we are invited behind the scenes at Kaimai Distilling for a chat with local brewer turned distiller who boasts a number of awards with his 'Eliza's Claim' gin - note the interesting gold twist!

Day 3Chasing waterfalls, macadamias, coffee and captivating coastlines6km (3.8 miles) / 2 hours hiking (easy grade)

Today we make our way up the eastern side of the peninsula soaking up the incredible coastal scenery and breaking up our journey with many stops along the way. Our walk this morning is an easy graded one through native forest to the picturesque Wentworth waterfall and abandoned gold mines. Further north, meet our lovely friend Jillian from Cathedral Cove Macadamias and hear about this family-run business while sampling some treats!  A visit to Shakespeare's Cliff for a view of the coastline that captivated Captain Cook, and a short ferry ride over to the seaside town of Whitianga for some coffee and a wander around the shops or beach. Over the hill to the western-side of the peninsula we arrive at our Coromandel Town lodge for the next two nights. This warm rustic retreat is nestled into the hillside with views of the Hauraki Gulf and spaces designed with a footprint-conscious ethos.

Day 4Spectacular vistas and twinkling bays15km (9 miles) / 6 - 7 hours hiking (medium grade)

Boots on as we take on the coastal walkway today, at the most northern and remote tip of the peninsula. The track, an old bridle path formed by early pioneers boasts some of the most spectacular coastal scenery of the trip. We wind our way through Kanuka forest and pristine sub-tropical bush discovering twinkling bays along the way. Passing beneath the shadow of Mt Moehau, the track follows an easy gradient with a short steep section into and out of Poley Bay. From here, you will head on to farmland with views of Great Barrier Island. Back at the lodge Lodge, relax in the hot tub or explore their private bush trail and waterfall. Dinner at the lodge tonight over some beautiful New Zealand wines and shared hiking yarns.

Day 5Seafood lovers dream, walk among the giants of the forest5km (3 miles) / 2.5 hours hiking (easy grade)

Relish in a leisurely morning, enjoy a coffee, stroll through Coromandel Town, renown for it's local artists and visit the quaint Waiau Falls. Lunch showcases the freshest seafood the peninsula has to offer - with plenty of choices to suit all palates. We make our way down the peninsula with one of the most stunning coastal drives in New Zealand. The afternoon brings a gentle walk to see one of the finest remaining Kauri groves (giants of the forest) up close at Waiomu. Regenerating forest hosts new life, covered in moss beneath the canopy. Our locally hosted Mangotahi lodge is nestled in the stunning Kauaeranga Valley and has a beautiful deck with valley views, where a glass of wine or two could be enjoyed before dinner.

Day 6A walk to remember14km (8.7 miles) / 7-8 hours hiking (hard grade)

We substitute coastal views today for spectacular craggy terrain on the popular but challenging Pinnacles hike. A gentle warm up follows the Kauaeranga river, crossing a swing bridge and following an old pack horse track from the Kauri logging days. Traversing through groves of nikau palms, huge rata trees, and across streams, we make our way up to the Hut over three hours, enjoying ridge line views of our Pinnacles destination as we break-out from the bush line. The last section of the track leading to the jagged summit of the Pinnacles is steep and requires some scrambling, but for those up for the challenge the reward is magnificent panoramic views. Those who prefer to spend time at the hut and not summit are welcome to. After lunch, we head back down the track and it's a short drive back to Mangotahi Lodge to put our feet up and enjoy a celebratory glass of bubbles and meal on our last night together.

Day 7A celebration of land and season1km forest wander. Transfer day

After a delicious cooked breakfast we pack up and head back towards Auckland for a final trip highlight. Visiting a private, regenerating forest ‘Velskov’ - Danish for ‘The forest that is well’, we are hosted on an exclusive wild foraging tour around the property, before enjoying a lunch featuring our foraged ingredients and forest infused tea. Our host Mamakan is a botanical artist and foraging expert and helps to facilitate a different view of the native bush we have been spending our week walking through. A fine way to finish a fulfilling week of exploring, exchanging stories with the new group of friends made. Short transfer back to Auckland.

Cost per person

  • 2024-2025: from NZ$4,850

Pricing is correct at the time of printing but is subject to change without prior notice.

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Dramatic scenery with a golden history5km (3 miles) / 1.5 - 2 hours hiking (easy grade)

Note: The following 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 around mid-morning before heading to the historic Karangahake Gorge where many a prospector tried their luck during the turn of the century gold rush.  A gentle start and chance to stretch your legs on this short walk with stunning views of the Waitewheta river and dramatic gorge that divides the Coromandel Peninsula from the Bay of Plenty region. With our first walk under our belt, we head to our secluded hilltop Orokawa Bay Retreat where we will be based for the first two nights. Relax with a drink in hand or in the hot tub and take in the panoramic ocean views as you get to know the group you will be making memories with this week. Tonight's meal is prepared by our local chef, with a menu designed especially for Nature & Nosh with fresh, seasonal produce. 

Day 2The epitome of charm and a touch of gin9km (5.5 miles) / 4-5 hours hiking (medium grade)

Enjoy breakfast with a view this morning before we head five minutes down the road for our through-walk from Homunga Bay to Waihi Beach. With a gentle downhill to start, feast your eyes upon the white sand beaches, coastal rainforests, turquoise coloured water and magnificent Pohutakawa trees as we wind our way around three bays, stopping for a gourmet picnic lunch on the beach. The perfect blend of hills to get your appetite up, shady flats to cool you down and views that make you want to slow down and take it all in. Bursting out at the northern end of Waihi Beach, take a chance to cool off in the surf before heading back to our lodge for some down time. Before dinner at the lodge tonight, we are invited behind the scenes at Kaimai Distilling for a chat with local brewer turned distiller who boasts a number of awards with his 'Eliza's Claim' gin - note the interesting gold twist!

Day 3Chasing waterfalls, macadamias, coffee and captivating coastlines6km (3.8 miles) / 2 hours hiking (easy grade)

Today we make our way up the eastern side of the peninsula soaking up the incredible coastal scenery and breaking up our journey with many stops along the way. Our walk this morning is an easy graded one through native forest to the picturesque Wentworth waterfall and abandoned gold mines. Further north, meet our lovely friend Jillian from Cathedral Cove Macadamias and hear about this family-run business while sampling some treats!  A visit to Shakespeare's Cliff for a view of the coastline that captivated Captain Cook, and a short ferry ride over to the seaside town of Whitianga for some coffee and a wander around the shops or beach. Over the hill to the western-side of the peninsula we arrive at our Coromandel Town lodge for the next two nights. This warm rustic retreat is nestled into the hillside with views of the Hauraki Gulf and spaces designed with a footprint-conscious ethos.

Day 4Spectacular vistas and twinkling bays15km (9 miles) / 6 - 7 hours hiking (medium grade)

Boots on as we take on the coastal walkway today, at the most northern and remote tip of the peninsula. The track, an old bridle path formed by early pioneers boasts some of the most spectacular coastal scenery of the trip. We wind our way through Kanuka forest and pristine sub-tropical bush discovering twinkling bays along the way. Passing beneath the shadow of Mt Moehau, the track follows an easy gradient with a short steep section into and out of Poley Bay. From here, you will head on to farmland with views of Great Barrier Island. Back at the lodge Lodge, relax in the hot tub or explore their private bush trail and waterfall. Dinner at the lodge tonight over some beautiful New Zealand wines and shared hiking yarns.

Day 5Seafood lovers dream, walk among the giants of the forest5km (3 miles) / 2.5 hours hiking (easy grade)

Relish in a leisurely morning, enjoy a coffee, stroll through Coromandel Town, renown for it's local artists and visit the quaint Waiau Falls. Lunch showcases the freshest seafood the peninsula has to offer - with plenty of choices to suit all palates. We make our way down the peninsula with one of the most stunning coastal drives in New Zealand. The afternoon brings a gentle walk to see one of the finest remaining Kauri groves (giants of the forest) up close at Waiomu. Regenerating forest hosts new life, covered in moss beneath the canopy. Our locally hosted Mangotahi lodge is nestled in the stunning Kauaeranga Valley and has a beautiful deck with valley views, where a glass of wine or two could be enjoyed before dinner.

Day 6A walk to remember14km (8.7 miles) / 7-8 hours hiking (hard grade)

We substitute coastal views today for spectacular craggy terrain on the popular but challenging Pinnacles hike. A gentle warm up follows the Kauaeranga river, crossing a swing bridge and following an old pack horse track from the Kauri logging days. Traversing through groves of nikau palms, huge rata trees, and across streams, we make our way up to the Hut over three hours, enjoying ridge line views of our Pinnacles destination as we break-out from the bush line. The last section of the track leading to the jagged summit of the Pinnacles is steep and requires some scrambling, but for those up for the challenge the reward is magnificent panoramic views. Those who prefer to spend time at the hut and not summit are welcome to. After lunch, we head back down the track and it's a short drive back to Mangotahi Lodge to put our feet up and enjoy a celebratory glass of bubbles and meal on our last night together.

Day 7A celebration of land and season1km forest wander. Transfer day

After a delicious cooked breakfast we pack up and head back towards Auckland for a final trip highlight. Visiting a private, regenerating forest ‘Velskov’ - Danish for ‘The forest that is well’, we are hosted on an exclusive wild foraging tour around the property, before enjoying a lunch featuring our foraged ingredients and forest infused tea. Our host Mamakan is a botanical artist and foraging expert and helps to facilitate a different view of the native bush we have been spending our week walking through. A fine way to finish a fulfilling week of exploring, exchanging stories with the new group of friends made. Short transfer back to Auckland.

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