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7 Day Coromandel Coastal Charm Hiking Tour

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Overview

The Coromandel Peninsula is known for its white sand beaches, sparkling turquoise waters, bush-clad sub-tropical valleys and enchanting beauty that might just capture your heart. Seek out promising corners and you will soon discover pathways that beckon you to serene coves and distant horizons on a 7 Day Coromandel Coastal Charm Hiking Tour from Auckland or Hamilton.

The rolling coastlines invite gentle walks and prepare you for the challenging climb that lies ahead at the Pinnacles on the last day of our hiking. The Pinnacles are a must-do for every Kiwi, and all feelings of exhaustion will melt away at the panoramic sight of the stunning Coromandel region laying at your feet after reaching the summit.

A gourmet three-course meal paired with a glass of wine await as we welcome you at the end of each day to our premium boutique lodges. We want to give you time to unpack and soak up the atmosphere of each place so we spend two nights at each lodge. With enough time in one place, we’ll journey up the coast on a food trail in search of fresh, local cuisine in an area renowned for its kaimoana (seafood), and we’ll stop at all our beloved spots for you to enjoy fresh, seasonal produce.

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 1Auckland to Coromandel3km (1.8 miles) / 1 hour 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 or Hamilton around midday before heading to the historic Karangahake Gorge for a chance to stretch the legs on a short walk with stunning views of the Waitewheta river. With our first walk under our belt, we head to Waihi to our accommodation where we will be based for the first two nights. Relax with a drink in hand and some nibbles as you get to know the group you will be making memories with this week. Tonight's gourmet three-course meal is prepared in-house by a local chef, with a menu designed especially for Nature & Nosh with fresh, seasonal produce.

Day 2Homunga Bay to Waihi Beach9km (5.5 miles) / 4-5 hours hiking (medium grade)

Enjoy breakfast with a view 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 three bays, stopping for a picnic lunch on the beach. Optional side track up to the falls. When our hearts have had enough of the endless coastal views and sea breezes, we head back to our lodge and get ready for our paddock-to-plate experience followed by dinner at a local award-winning bistro.

Day 3Explore West Coromandel5km (3 miles) / 2 hours hiking (easy grade)

Today we make our way up the western side of the peninsula with one of the most stunning coastal drives in New Zealand. We've picked some of the best spots on the way to sample some local produce, from incredibly good New Zealand coffee and baked treats, to homemade chutneys and pickles with fresh bread. Our food trail is broken up by a walk to see one of the finest remaining Kauri groves in a lush and diverse ecological area. Arriving at our secluded lodge with plenty of daylight to spare, the time is yours to spend how you please. Relax in one of the spas, take a walk around the beautiful grounds, explore their private bush trail or perhaps indulge in a massage before dinner.

*Massage must be booked the night before and is at your own expense.

Day 4Explore North Coromandel10km (6 miles) / 4 hours hiking (easy to 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 farmland, Kanuka forest and pristine sub-tropical bush discovering twinkling bays along the way. The group has the option of walking the track one way, or, if feeling a little more ambitious making it a return trip. Kiwi-style tapas are waiting for us at the lodge for dinner tonight. We watch the sun go down and welcome the moon with the call of the kiwi bird outside our cabins, if we're lucky.

Day 5Explore East Coromandel7km (4.3 miles) / 4 hours hiking (medium grade)

Early birds catch the worm this morning as we head to the eastern side of the Coromandel for a short walk to New Chum beach, voted one of the world's top 10 beaches. Warm up walk done, we head to Pumpkin Hill to begin our second walk of the day. This track winds its way through one of the biggest uninterrupted blocks of coastal native bush in the country, where an active Kiwi Recovery Programme is operating. Regenerating forest hosts new life, covered in moss beneath the canopy. Climbing above the canopy gives way to excellent views of the ocean and nearby islands as we walk to Otara Bay and around the coast to Te Karo Bay. Appetites well and truly worked up, tonight we feast on fish & chips on the wharf - the takeaway meal beloved by generations of Kiwis.

Day 6Pinnacles Hike14km (8.7 miles) / 7-8 hours hiking (hard grade)

We substitute coastal views today for spectacular craggy terrain on the popular Pinnacles hike. Traversing through groves of nikau palms, huge rata trees, and across streams and swing bridges, we make our way up to the Hut. 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 across the Coromandel region. After lunch at the Hut, we head back down the track and it's a short drive back to our lodge to put our feet up and enjoy a meal cooked by our lovely host on our final night.

Day 7Return to Auckland

After a sleep in and delicious cooked breakfast enjoyed in the tranquil surroundings of the Kauaeranga Valley, it's time to pack up and exchange stories with the new group of friends made on the tour. Shared experiences create special memories that you'll take home with you. We will drop you back at Auckland or Hamilton, or you might like to combine this tour with our Heart of the North tour to extend your hiking journey in New Zealand.

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Auckland to Coromandel3km (1.8 miles) / 1 hour 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 or Hamilton around midday before heading to the historic Karangahake Gorge for a chance to stretch the legs on a short walk with stunning views of the Waitewheta river. With our first walk under our belt, we head to Waihi to our accommodation where we will be based for the first two nights. Relax with a drink in hand and some nibbles as you get to know the group you will be making memories with this week. Tonight's gourmet three-course meal is prepared in-house by a local chef, with a menu designed especially for Nature & Nosh with fresh, seasonal produce.

Day 2Homunga Bay to Waihi Beach9km (5.5 miles) / 4-5 hours hiking (medium grade)

Enjoy breakfast with a view 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 three bays, stopping for a picnic lunch on the beach. Optional side track up to the falls. When our hearts have had enough of the endless coastal views and sea breezes, we head back to our lodge and get ready for our paddock-to-plate experience followed by dinner at a local award-winning bistro.

Day 3Explore West Coromandel5km (3 miles) / 2 hours hiking (easy grade)

Today we make our way up the western side of the peninsula with one of the most stunning coastal drives in New Zealand. We've picked some of the best spots on the way to sample some local produce, from incredibly good New Zealand coffee and baked treats, to homemade chutneys and pickles with fresh bread. Our food trail is broken up by a walk to see one of the finest remaining Kauri groves in a lush and diverse ecological area. Arriving at our secluded lodge with plenty of daylight to spare, the time is yours to spend how you please. Relax in one of the spas, take a walk around the beautiful grounds, explore their private bush trail or perhaps indulge in a massage before dinner.

*Massage must be booked the night before and is at your own expense.

Day 4Explore North Coromandel10km (6 miles) / 4 hours hiking (easy to 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 farmland, Kanuka forest and pristine sub-tropical bush discovering twinkling bays along the way. The group has the option of walking the track one way, or, if feeling a little more ambitious making it a return trip. Kiwi-style tapas are waiting for us at the lodge for dinner tonight. We watch the sun go down and welcome the moon with the call of the kiwi bird outside our cabins, if we're lucky.

Day 5Explore East Coromandel7km (4.3 miles) / 4 hours hiking (medium grade)

Early birds catch the worm this morning as we head to the eastern side of the Coromandel for a short walk to New Chum beach, voted one of the world's top 10 beaches. Warm up walk done, we head to Pumpkin Hill to begin our second walk of the day. This track winds its way through one of the biggest uninterrupted blocks of coastal native bush in the country, where an active Kiwi Recovery Programme is operating. Regenerating forest hosts new life, covered in moss beneath the canopy. Climbing above the canopy gives way to excellent views of the ocean and nearby islands as we walk to Otara Bay and around the coast to Te Karo Bay. Appetites well and truly worked up, tonight we feast on fish & chips on the wharf - the takeaway meal beloved by generations of Kiwis.

Day 6Pinnacles Hike14km (8.7 miles) / 7-8 hours hiking (hard grade)

We substitute coastal views today for spectacular craggy terrain on the popular Pinnacles hike. Traversing through groves of nikau palms, huge rata trees, and across streams and swing bridges, we make our way up to the Hut. 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 across the Coromandel region. After lunch at the Hut, we head back down the track and it's a short drive back to our lodge to put our feet up and enjoy a meal cooked by our lovely host on our final night.

Day 7Return to Auckland

After a sleep in and delicious cooked breakfast enjoyed in the tranquil surroundings of the Kauaeranga Valley, it's time to pack up and exchange stories with the new group of friends made on the tour. Shared experiences create special memories that you'll take home with you. We will drop you back at Auckland or Hamilton, or you might like to combine this tour with our Heart of the North tour to extend your hiking journey in New Zealand.

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