Coromandel Coastal Walkway
Coromandel Coastal Walkway
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The Coromandel Coastal Walkway borders the northern Coromandel coastline between Stony and Fletcher Bays, following an old bridle path formed by early pioneers. It is a 10km (one way) hike that encapsulates the best scenery The Coromandel has to offer. It offers plenty of variety as it winds through regenerative native forest, farmland and rocky shoreline.
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Daniel M
Thames, New Zealand54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
A great walk with epic views of the Moehau Range, the rugged coastline, and the surrounding islands. Good, well-maintained track. Also worth making a side trip to the top of Sugar Loaf (not a marked track) for the best views. If with a group it is best to leave a vehicle at each end and swap keys, or if you want to do a return trip but can't do the whole track I would suggest going from Fletchers Bay to the lookout point and back.
Written December 20, 2022
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Hans750
The Hague, The Netherlands1,175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It is a 35km grit rd to the Fletcher Bay (Starting point of the Coastal Walkway. It takes you all the way to Sandy Beach (one way, 3,5 hrs). We did 1,5 hours to Poley Bay. It is a wonderfull walk and we enjoyed it very much. It starts a little bit steep, but after 10 minutes it is all fine and pretty easy. Wonderfull sites, great pictures.
Written January 30, 2020
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IreneCanberra
Canberra104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We drove from Coromandel Town to Stoney Bay which did take quite a while as it was roughly 30 km on a gravel road. I expected the start of the walk to be in the middle of nowhere and was very surprised to find an amazing campsite at the end of the road. This spectacular 10 km each way walk isn't too difficult or strenuous apart from a short stretch down to Poley Bay.
Written February 27, 2020
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simo-jax
Auckland, New Zealand76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
We stayed at Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat, a 25 min drive on metal road to Stony Bay where we parked our car by the camp ground. We had picture perfect weather and the walk did not disappoint. The first hour was mostly under canopy with a lookout point at the top with stunning views. Stony Bay to Fletcher Bay return trip took us approx 6 hours incl lunch break and photo stops. A great walking track and a must do if over on the Coromandel.
Written September 23, 2020
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Bruce A
Vancouver, Canada35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This is a fantastic walk in a quite remote part of NZ. We started from Stony Bay and didn't have time to go the total distance return. There is a Lookout about 1 and a half hours from Stony Bay and this was a good turnaround point. The views of the coast and native bush are all great....there has been quite an effort to get rid of predators and it is great to see the positive impact with more native birds and less damage to trees.....well done to everyone involved in this effort. We loved everything about this walk
Written September 13, 2020
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Bridget
Rotorua, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Had a great experience, very laid back and cruisey atmosphere! Was great being able to walk the walkway in one direction. The bike ride was really scenic and we stopped for swims on the way back too. Definitely could not have bikes 30 km without an ebike! Would highly recommend 😊
Written January 20, 2022
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,951 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
As we are travelling for 8 months and are watching our budget we decided to self drive to Stony Bay for this walk.

It took us 1 hr 15 mins from Coromandel Town on a twisting and narrow 20km gravel track. Ok if you are a confident driver as it's a bit hairy in places, particularly if you encounter traffic coming from the opposite direction, but it's perfectly doable in a regular car. We saw caravans and campervans taking the route too as there is a campground at Stony Bay.

You can do the walk in reverse and start at Fletcher Bay but the gravel track to get there is even longer at 30km.

We hiked to Fletcher Bay and back in 5.5 hours including a stop for lunch (picnic essential). It's not too difficult with one steepish down and up section. The first half, however, is quite enclosed and has limited coastal views as blocked by trees and ferns which was a bit disappointing. The second half is much more open with good but not spectacular views. It was also disappointing that there was only one seat just before the halfway point so nowhere really to comfortably stop for lunch, not even at the campgrounds, although there are toilets there.

Overall a reasonable walk but with the time and difficulty in getting to the start and so many other good walks around we wouldn't do it again.

If you don't fancy such a long walk there is the option to hike to a lookout point about half way and return back then.

We were also relieved that we chose to do it ourselves because the tour companies allow something like 5 hours for the one way walk before they pick you up so we would have been waiting around for quite some time - and it was raining!
Written December 22, 2018
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L1sa
New Zealand21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Good Waitangi weekend gateaway. Lovely weekend, good sunny day & very hot.
Memorable weekend. Good experience to explore.
Written March 6, 2023
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Tom C
44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A well built path with a gentle gradient, you're in and out of the bush with some great view points - make sure you take every one! Also make sure if leaving stony bay campsite that you don't accidentally take the mountain bike track.... we had two lovely walks!
Written May 4, 2020
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Mark B
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
At the end of an active New Zealand holiday we took a gamble onbooking two nights in Coromandel Town so we could do this coastal walk to finish our trip on a high note. We were very lucky in mid-May to have a perfect walking day (18 degC, calm and cloudy-sunny day). We took the Coromandel Discovery day tour that proved to be a great choice. We were the only two passengers this day, but that didn't stop us getting a full service from Gavin with a great and personalised commentary, the extra (50 minute) "clifftop walk" on top of the 3 hour coastal walkway, and afternoon tea at the finish before the drive back to Coromandel. The coastal walk took us just over 3 hours including about 25 minutes for lunch at the first lookuout point. The one steepish down and up section lasted about 20 minutes and made us puff and pause a bit but it's not a high intensity workout compared to other walks like the Pinnacles Hut walk or the Tongariro Crossing. For us it was a perfect "wind down" relaxing and enjoyable day and walk at the end of our NZ trip.
Written May 27, 2019
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