by Adam Campbell

Take a walk on the wild side

explore the stunning Coromandel Peninsula on foot – here are some of our favourite Coromandel walks

Castle Rock

Hike up this old volcanic cone for stunning panoramic views. (on the 309 Road)

Kauri Grove

Stroll through this protected and magnificent collection of Kauri trees. (on the 309 Road)

Kauri Block Track

Enjoy panoramic land and sea views on this 2-hour walk which offers a taste of Maori and Pakeha heritage. (in town, 356 Wharf Road)

Coromandel Coastal Walkway

Trek through farmland, stunning coastline and pristine native bush. Two crowds will take you there and pick you up at the other end. Coromandel Discovery Coromandel Adventures

Tokatea Lucas Lookout

A short, steep track takes you to a lookout with views of the Coromandel landscape and island dotted harbour.

An on-site map of the area names many landmarks and offshore islands.

At the summit of Kennedy Bay Rd.

map and more details on DOC website here

Cathedral Cove Walkway

Explore this spectacular arch-shaped cavern (featured in The Chronicles of Narnia) and its surrounding Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve, a mosaic of reefs, intricate caves and diverse marine life. map and more details on DOC website here

image at top of bush walk by river © Geoff Ball photographer