Coromandel Walkway

Coromandel Walkway

Between Port Jackson and Port Charles



34 Rankers Reviews

29 Face-to-Face

328 Walking

7 Coromandel Town



Picnic in Fletcher Bay
Hike to Fletchers Bay
Hike from Stony Bay to Fletchers Bay
Some stunning sights


10 km return | 7 hours return

This is a stretch of coastline offering all the dramatic views that encapsulate the Coromandel. The track is the only way to complete a ‘loop’ of the Peninsula.

Predator control has allowed the birdlife to repopulate the regenerating bush. Consequently there is a flourishing chorus of birdsong.


Stony Bay is at the roadend, 27km from Colville and 9km past Port Charles. From Colville the road is unsealed. The track starts from the carpark/kiosk next to the concrete ford at the Stony Bay campground and is signposted.

There are toilet facilities at the campground.

Fletcher Bay is at the roadend, 36km from Colville and 7km past Port Jackson. The road from Colville is unsealed. The track starts from the carpark/kiosk in the middle of the campground and is signposted.

There are toilet facilities at the campground.


From Stony Bay to Fletcher Bay, The track is well-formed for its entire length and frequently signposted. For the first 1-1½ hours the gradient is gentle. It then drops into and climbs steeply out of Poley Bay. The final stretch to Fletcher Bay traverses farmland. Follow the timber bollards.

From Fletcher Bay to Stony Bay, the track follows the timber bollards over farmland for the first 45 minutes. It then drops down into Poley Bay. After a steep climb out, the track is of a gentle gradient down to Stony Bay.

Approximately half way along the track there is a worthwhile 5-minute detour to a lookout.


The focus of volcainc activity on the Coromandel Peninsula would have been centred near Fletcher Bay around 18 million years ago. An andesitic volcanic cone once dominated the area, the remnants of which now form Sugar Loaf Rock and the Pinnacles.


Dense areas of manuka and kanuka are providing nursery conditions for pohuehue and ponga to recolonise. In the gullies the vegetation becomes lusher with abundant nikau palms.

European History

The Old Fencer’s Hut is an interesting relic from the days when the first settlers farmed the area.


Feature Value Info


North IslandCoromandelCoromandel Town


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Linnea Sahlberg's avatar

Linnea Sahlberg


Ranking: 8/10

A beautiful day walk with amazing scenery and plenty of good picnic locations. 10km one way, so if you want to start and finish at the same place you need to walk the same track back.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Christopher Emerich


Ranking: 9/10

Very nice walk with beautiful spots, easy to go. It is a little complicated to get to the start point at Fletchers Bay.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Claudia Schaefer


Ranking: 9/10

Well maintained, easy walk, signposting okay, a little hard to reach due to a long gravel road (which is a plus as the walk is not so crowded).

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Antonia Gillett


Ranking: 8/10

Long gravel road to access the track but worth it. Lovely track along cliffs through the bush and some headland. Brilliant views all along the way. Very peaceful up there.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ranking: 7/10

Very nice walkway! Stunning views. Friendly people at the campsites and a gorgeous beach.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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renee verwey


Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Quentin Sauve


Ranking: 8/10

Even if the weather is bad, the walk is awesome. The area is beautiful but the coastal walk is the best part. The DOC campsite is absolutely lovely.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Adam Taylor

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Ranking: 10/10

Walking the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula from Fletcher Bay to Stony Bay. Truly spectacular vistas from the first to last step. Awe inspiring.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Patrick Baritz


Ranking: 8/10

Nice walkway with so many little bays and an awesome view from the lookout.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Julie Duvert


Ranking: 9/10

Incredibly beautiful, but be prepared as it is not an easy walk especially in hot weather. Fletcher Bay DOC campsite provided us with a map and lots of information about the walk (track options, time etc).

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Jakob Gerber


Ranking: 10/10

One of my favourite spots in New Zealand. Spectacular!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Sebastian Schurchardt


Ranking: 9/10

This was the first track we did in New Zealand. Amazing nature, great views and cool places to relax.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Short five hour walk along Coromandel's shore.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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