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“Best Walk Ever”

Coromandel Discovery Day Tours
Ranked #3 of 10 Tours in Coromandel
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Owner description: A full day tour to the remote and magnificent Northern Coromandel. Pickup in Coromandel town, and travel up the pohutukawa-fringed coast road. There is a full commentary. Look out for dolphins and orca! Then start your 10km (3-4hr) walk on the Coromandel Coastal Walkway, where the views are breathtaking. You are met at the end of your walk with refreshments, maybe have a swim, then you are driven back to Coromandel town. There is also a shorter 3km walk down a ridge-line and along the glorious Port Jackson beach - or you can just stay on the bus for the scenic drive! We own and operate Breakaway B&B if you want somewhere to stay
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Best Walk Ever”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is the second time we have walked this amazing track. The views and bush are superb and even though it rained we thoroughly enjoyed the day. Many thanks to our guide, Barbara who took us for the wonderful drive up the coast road, dropped us off at Fletcher Bay? and picked us up 3 hours later at Stony Bay with a cup of tea and cake, yummy. I'm sure we will be back to do this walk again sometime. (I'm sure the hilly bits are getting a bit steeper) Ros & Lynn Auckland.

Visited February 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“What a fabulous day!”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Thoroughly recommend this trip! We were driven for about three hours through some beautiful scenery (over interesting roads....), then we walked for about the same time through more amazing scenery, and, after a very welcome cup of tea and cake, were taken home. Michael, our guide, was helpful and informative, but best of all, an excellent driver. The road was narrow and hilly with some very tight turns. Best way to see this part of the country!

Visited March 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“"Coromandel Coastal Walkway Tour" Great walk, excellent day out.”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

Fabulous day out. Thoroughly enjoyed being able to get to the top of the peninsula, would never have got there otherwise.
Mike our driver was amazing, he told us everything about the area from the history to geology to plants and wild life.
The winding gravel roads were no problem to Mike so we were very relaxed whilst driving along.
The walk is challenging but not difficult and very enjoyable.
We were picked up from our accommodation, driven to our drop off point and collected at the end of the walk.
We were welcomed back by Mike and a very nice cup of tea, biscuits and home made cake, yummy.
I have no hesitation in recommending this tour, money well spent in my book.
Jan.
Scotland.

Visited February 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Coastal Walkway - the only way to go!”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Having had a knee replacement less than a year ago this was to be the real test! What a fabulous walk, climb, hike, but never crawl, this was. I did it in just over 3 hours so matched the best of them! Delightful drive up and back with tea from a flask and yummy cake at the other end - thanks hugely to our hostess, Barbara, whose knowledge and expert driving made the whole experience totally satisfying. I have lovely pictures to remind me, and to prove to folks back home that the new knee is fab! What will I be able to do with two knee replacements I wonder.

Visited December 2013
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“Coromandel Coastal Walkway Tour”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

If you want to do the coastal walkway tour (10 k of track) then this is the best option. This company was warmly recommended by the manager of Shelly Beach Top 10, who did our bookings for us. Michael, the driver and guide, picked us up at our campsite, drove us on roads we wouldn't have wanted to drive on ourselves and provided a really interesting commentary on the way. At the start of the walkway he provided us with a rather good map and advice which helped us enjoy the walk, and then waited patiently at the other end of the track with tea and cake. The minibus seated 7 people, all good companions, but we didn't have to walk as a group, and so we were able to go at our own pace. If you are not a New Zealander, then be warned that we thought that the suggested walking time for this hike was very optimistic, especially if you want to pause and enjoy the amazing scenery. We appreciated the fact that the pace for the whole day was relaxed and leisurely. This was one of the highlights of our 5-week trip to New Zealand.

Visited November 2013
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