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Coromandel Explorer Walk

Come and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Coromandel that most people never see!

Join us on the guided Coromandel Explorer Walk, and experience a side of the Coromandel casual tourists never see.

Walk through beautiful native forest to a sacred mountain, abandoned gold mines, idyllic bays and white sandy beaches.

You’ll see the famous rugged Pinnacles and amazing coastal walks, enjoying the panoramic views the Coromandel tracks are famous for.

Other highlights include abandoned gold mines and glistening white sand beaches. You’ll tour with a small group, and stay in beautiful boutique cabins.

  • Historical goldworks
  • Glistening beaches
  • Ancient kauri forest
  • Great company
  • Experienced attentive guide
Tour Type

Walking Tour


4 days / 3 nights




Book now for summer 2022 2023!!

Dates are available for booking now!

  • Monday 17 October 2022
  • Monday 31 October 2022
  • Monday 14 November 2022
  • Monday 28 November 2022
  • Monday 12 December 2022
  • Wednesday 28 December 2022
  • Monday 9 January 2023
  • Monday 23 January 2023
  • Monday 6 February 2023
  • Monday 20 February 2023
  • Monday 6 March 2023
  • Monday 20 March 2023
  • Monday 3 April 2023
  • Monday 17 April 2023

Tour Itinerary

Price: NZ$1,850

Day 1

Coromandel Walks

3 - 4 hours

4 Star Boutique Lodge

We’ll pick you up from Rotorua at approx. 8:30am, or Matamata at 9:30am. Warm up with a walk to the top of Wairere Falls, and view the verdant Waikato basin from two lookouts over hanging 153 metres of thunderous waterfall.

As we continue north, we’ll meet any guests joining us in Thames, then enjoy views out over the mussel farms of the Hauraki Gulf from one of New Zealand’s classic coastal drives, the Coromandel west coast.

Drive further up the Coromandel Peninsula in the late afternoon to reach your peaceful accommodation, and watch the sunset from the verandah with a glass of wine or ice cold brew.

3-4 hours walking (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 2

The Coastal Walkway

6 hours walking

4 Star Boutique Lodge

Relish a delicious breakfast in the alfresco dining area of the lodge, surrounded by native bush and birdsong.

Head north to the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula to hike one of the best coastal walks in the country.

The views from the track of the Pacific Ocean, Great Barrier Island and Mt. Moehau are well worth the climb.

Beginning at Stony Bay, the track passes through native bush and onto coastal cliffs, stopping for lunch at the remote and beautiful Poley Bay.

This stretch of coastline offers all the dramatic views that encapsulate the Coromandel.

Return to the lodge for another relaxing dinner and drinks.

6 hours walking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3

The Pinnacles

5 to 7 hours walking

4 Star Boutique Lodge

Enter the hidden world of the Kauaeranga Valley, home to the majestic Pinnacles range. The entire length of the Coromandel Peninsula was once a chain of volcanic cones. This chain has since been eroded and weathered to form the spectacular series of outcrops you see today.

The Pinnacles trail climbs through re-generating kauri forest, passing one of NZ’s best preserved kauri dams, eventually cresting the top of the range to reach the Pinnacles Hut. From the hut, a scramble to the top of the Pinnacles rock formation rewards you with 360° views of the entire Coromandel Peninsula and beyond.

If the Pinnacles isn’t your style and you would prefer a more relaxing day you have the option of staying in and exploring Coromandel Township. Highlights include the Driving Creek Railway, local artisan workshops, short walks, cafes, and colourful Coromandel culture. Take the time to relax in paradise.

A fabulous day is topped off with a celebratory meal at one of Coromandel town’s award-winning restaurants.

5-7 hours walking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4

Eastern Epic

2 to 3 hours walking

Travel east around the Peninsula towards Whitianga.

Walk to the golden sand beaches and azure green waters of one of the top 20 best beaches in the world, New Chums Beach (tide dependent). Relax and absorb the natural beauty amidst the bird and marine life that thrives within this precious ecosystem.

Enjoy a short, scenic ferry ride across the Whitianga Harbour and a relaxing stroll up to Shakespeares Cliff overlooking Mercury Bay and the beach where Cook landed.

Stop for a refreshing lunch looking out over the marine reserve and take the well-graded track down to the iconic Cathedral Cove, a natural volcanic archway – a must-see of the Coromandel!

Complete the loop of the Peninsula and return to Rotorua, via Thames and Matamata, by 6pm.

2-3 hours walking (Breakfast, Lunch)

What's included?


We stay in boutique accommodation just outside of Coromandel township with lovely bush views and delightful alfresco dining areas.

Twin, double and triple studio cabins with ensuite bathrooms. Single supplement is an extra $200 per person.

Twin configuration consists of a queen bed below and a single bunk bed above.



You will enjoy great local cuisine; continental breakfasts and hearty packed lunches during the day, and either restaurant meals or wholesome home-cooked fare prepared by your host/hostess in the evenings.

If you have any dietary issues or food allergies, we are happy to cater for these, please advise the office of details when you make your booking.

All meals, snacks. Wine and other beverages are available to be purchased during dinners.



Transport of all your luggage for the duration of the tour.

All you carry is a small day pack with your personal gear, drink and lunch. We do the rest


An experienced and fully qualified guide


All transport


Access and Concession fees paid to the Department of Conservation


NZ Goods and Service Tax (GST)


Safety and Risk Management

To ensure maximum safety for all, our guides are certified first aiders and fully qualified drivers. Tuatara Tours operate under a Safety and Risk Management Plan which is regularly audited and approved by a qualified and independent auditor.



*This tour is operated in conjunction with another operator.

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