Coromandel Walkway

Coromandel Walkway

Between Port Jackson and Port Charles

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34 Rankers Reviews

29 Face-to-Face

399 Walking

10 Coromandel Town

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

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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.

Access

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.

Track

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.

Geology

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.

Fauna

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.

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Linnea Sahlberg

Sweden

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 almost 2 years ago

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Christopher Emerich

Germany

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 over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Claudia Schaefer

Germany

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 over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Antonia Gillett

England

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 over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Nico

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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renee verwey

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Quentin Sauve

France

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 about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Adam Taylor

New Zealand

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 over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Patrick Baritz

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Julie Duvert

France

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 over 3 years ago

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Jakob Gerber

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

One of my favourite spots in New Zealand. Spectacular!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Sebastian Schurchardt

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Hans

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Short five hour walk along Coromandel's shore.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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