It's time to reconnect with nature, people and great food

With the help of our team of local guides, we've crafted a series of off-the-beaten track escapes.

Each escape features a collection of their favourite day tramps and foodie experiences in either the Waikato or Coromandel.

West coast adventure

Explore the secrets of Waitomo's backcountry in a world forgotten

Departure dates: As requested and available

  • Discover a hidden world on a spectacular backcountry Waitomo track
  • Visit Kainui Station, walk their farm track with coastal views and enjoy lunch
    (paddock to plate) and whitebait fritters!
  • Stay at a bach on the water and soak in the famous west coast sunsets, wine in hand
  • Learn key navigation skills in the bush with map and compass 
  • Visit Marokopa Falls and explore the Mangapohue Natural Bridge, a hidden Waitomo wonder
  • Gather around a campfire on the beach with port and toasted marshmallows.

Coromandel gourmet hiking escape

Join an active and totally indulgent adventure on the Coromandel.

  • Take on the bucket list Pinnacles climb in the Kauaeranga Valley
  • Enjoy the spectacular vistas along the Coromandel Coastal Walkway
  • Stay two nights at the secluded Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat
  • Enjoy a freshly roasted Pinnacles coffee, straight from the roaster
  • Sample the Coromandel's freshest green-lipped mussels
  • Round off with a private gin talk and taste with new experimental distillery

Three peaks challenge

An active escape with delicious rewards for those up for the challenge!

Departure dates: As requested and available

  • Three 'peaks' in three days
  • Mt Karioi (Raglan) on the west coast, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari
    and Wairere Falls - the tallest falls in the North Island
  • Meet the maker and taste award-winning Waikato cheeses
  • Private group wine tour and tasting at family-run Vilagrad Winery
  • Treat yourself with gourmet gelato tasting and tour at Kowhai Creamery
  • Stay in tranquility at the base of Sanctuary mountain 

Take on the great outdoors with one of our experienced local bush guides

  • Exclusive tastings, meet the maker and peek behind the closed doors of our passionate artisans
  • Think gourmet cheese, wine, ice-cream, cooking classes and more...
  • Tramping options for all levels
  • Charming country and water front boutique accommodation options
  • Limited to small groups of 6

Why the Guide Series?

We’re a family-run business inspired by our perfect day. A love for tramping AND tasting exceptionally good food! We’ve been running tramping and food experiences since 2017 and wanted to offer some escapes the celebrated the little pockets of our regions and are a little more off-the-beaten-path.

So, we've created the guide series. A way for our incredible team of experienced tramping guides to enable you to get back to that connection we have with nature, great food and great people.


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