Take in the pristine beauty and local flavours of the Coromandel
over this three day private luxury walking and tasting experience

Overview

Experience some of the best walking trails in the Coromandel Peninsula, a region known for it's diverse landscapes with stunning coastlines, pristine rivers and lush sub-tropical rainforests. Your local guide will lead you on three hidden walks included for the variety of scenery and terrain they offer featuring a coastal, river and rainforest walk. You'll stay two nights at our luxury retreat with panoramic coastal views. Meet the makers with a visit to local coffee roaster Pinnacle Coffee and sample some of the best gin in the country with a private gin tasting hosted at the retreat with the distiller. 

On this all-inclusive tour you will enjoy return transfers from Auckland or Rotorua, a local guide/driver and fully catered dining with your own private chef showcasing southern Coromandel flavours.

Notes: 
- Rates pp are double or twin share for a group of 4 - 8

- Please email hello@natureandnosh.co.nz for 2 person rate

From NZ $3,290pp

Coromandel Forest Park,
North Island, New Zealand

3 days, 22km
Private walk and taste escape

Departure dates: 
20 October 2024
19 January 2025
23 February 2025
23 March 2025

Contact us for additional availability.

Highlights and inclusions

  • Stay two nights at Orokawa Bay Retreat, exclusive use for Nature & Nosh only

  • All meals, including breakfast, dinner and lunch/trail provisions as indicated in the itinerary

  • Local hiking guide/driver

  • Private Retreat chef preparing three-course plated and mezze style dinners each evening and gourmet packed lunches for the trails

  • Welcome briefing and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival

  • Private return transfers from Auckland or Rotorua

  • Meet the maker taste and visit at Pinnacle Coffee

  • Private gin tasting at the retreat with local distiller

  • Conservation area and forest park passes/licences

  • A selection of New Zealand wines and beverages are available with dinner 

"Walking is the most perfect form of motion for a person who wants to discover the true life."

- Thoreau

"Walking is the most perfect form of motion for a person who wants to discover the true life." - - Thoreau

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day One: Sunday

5km (3 miles) / 2.5 hours hiking (easy grade)
Your local guide will collect you from Auckland  before heading to the west side of the Coromandel Peninsula for our first walk in Waiomu Valley. A stunning trail leads us to the best remaining Kauri grove on the peninsula in a lush and diverse ecological area. A gourmet picnic lunch in nature with some freshly made bush tea to soak up the serenity before the walk out. A stop in a boutique coffee roasters Pinnacle Coffee to chat to Steve and Karyn, who import UTZ farm certified Vietnamese coffee beans to Thames, where they roast their full bodied blends. From here, we head just north of the coastal settlement of Waihi Beach where we will be based two nights at the stunning Orokawa Bay Retreat. A glass of bubbles and pre-tour briefing will be waiting. Chat to Gerard our local chef as he prepares a special meal with local ingredients - all sourced locally and some from his kitchen garden!

Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day Two: Monday

9km (5.5 miles) / 4-5 hours hiking (medium grade)
Enjoy breakfast this morning at a leisurely pace before we head a few minutes from the lodge to the coast for our through-walk from Homunga Bay to Waihi Beach. Feast your eyes upon the white sand beaches, turquoise coloured water and magnificent Pohutakawa trees as we wind our way around the bays, stopping for a picnic lunch and perhaps a swim on the beach. When our hearts have had enough of the coastal views we head back to our lodge to relax for a few hours in the hot tub, or get lost in a book. As an optional extra, your guide can also take you to the Bowentown heads or into Waihi beach town. The late afternoon calls for something special and we have local award-winning gin brewer-turned-distiller visiting the lodge for a private gin tasting (with a gold twist) before chef Gerard prepares another sumptuous meal.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Three: Tuesday

8 - 19 km (4 - 12 miles) / 4 - 8 hours hiking (easy grade)
A short drive via a stop for coffee to a hidden valley this morning leading to the Waitawheta River. Following in the footsteps of pioneers on the old logging tramway as it meanders along the river through the spectacular cliffs and bluffs of the gorge. With a suspension bridge, waterfall and old logging site along the way, this is a varied track steeped in history. There are a few great swimming spots along the way, or simply take your boots off and bathe your feet in the river. We wander as little or as far as we like on this trail, returning via the same route. You guide can either transfer to Auckland or Rotorua from here, with an arrival time to suit your ongoing travel plans.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Note: This itinerary should be seen as a guide only and is subject to change at any time due to elements outside our control. We will always endeavour to stick as closely to this itinerary as possible to deliver the best experience to you. The above doesn't detail all 'Nosh' experiences in full as we like to keep some things a surprise!

Grading

Grade
Moderate
Day one - 2.5 hour walk
Day two - 4-5 hours walking
Day three - 4-7 hours walking
Carrying a small day backpack for your personal gear such as water, lunch and a rain jacket.

Track conditions
Track surfaces on our Coastal Charm tour vary, but most are on well maintained paths, with a couple on more rugged terrain where you will be walking over tree roots, mud and rocks. You will get the most out of this tour if you have a good level of fitness, although no hiking experience is necessary. Our guides ensure that the pace is dictated by the group and allow plenty of time for short breaks for water, refreshments, photos and interesting stories on the way. For us, it's about the journey, not the destination. 

What's not included

  • Airfares.

  • Personal hiking gear such as boots, clothing, poles and day packs. We do have some day packs and walking poles available to borrow.

  • Travel insurance. We recommend all of our tour guests take out travel insurance.

  • Contact us for a single supplement fee if you would like your own room.

Our Accomodation

Orokawa Bay Retreat is a secluded hilltop sanctuary set high above the coastline north of Waihi. The ever-changing vista of Tuhua (Mayor Island) along the coast to Mauao (Mount Maunganui) and beyond the Bay of Plenty coastline is framed by wall-wide bi-fold doors throughout the retreat space for an effortless flow from comfort to natural surrounds. Accessed through the outdoor atrium, each of the bedrooms offer super king or twin king-single beds with wall to ceiling tiled ensuite bathrooms, An outdoor hot tub and outdoor seating are perfect spots to soak in the panoramic views.

Reviews

"I had the most wonderful experience on this trip with Nature and Nosh. The walks were amazing through beautiful pristine countryside. I love bushwalking and this trip did not disappoint. 

The tracks that were included on the tour were a good mixture to keep it interesting and the natural scenery was diverse and beautiful. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Thank you Nature and Nosh for all your efforts and research to put together such an amazing trip. I will treasure the memory of the lovely time forever.

- Tam, Queensland

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