The Guide Series

Exclusive adventures with our locals and their landscapes

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

We've crafted a limited series of off-the-beaten track escapes with our team of local guides. Each escape features a collection of their favourite day tramps and foodie experiences in either the Waikato or Coromandel.

  • 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 something really special to those looking for a reset after a less than ideal start to 2020.

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

Coast to coast with Coxy

Three days of tramping adventures and indulgence on the Coromandel

3 - 5 October

  • Lush Kauri grove tramp with gourmet picnic
  • Take on the bucket list Pinnacles climb in the Kauaeranga Valley
  • Explore the secluded coastline from Homunga to Orokawa Bay
  • Learn about the art of gin distillation with local gin makers who source flavours from the wild
  • Kombucha master class with award-winning chef at the Falls Retreat Bistro
  • A bag of locally roasted Pinnacle coffee to take home

Three peaks with Peter

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

16 - 18 October

  • 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 

West coast adventure with Irene

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

5 - 8 November

  • 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.

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