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Coromandel Discovery

Coromandel Discovery
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Coromandel Discovery: You will see timeless landscapes, ancient volcanoes and pohutukawa trees, and dramatic coastlines - all set against the backdrop of the island-studded Hauraki Gulf and the Pacific Ocean.  The views are breathtaking. PS most rental vehicles are uninsured north of Colville so let us take you for the ride.

Come with Coromandel Discovery to the Coromandel Coastal Walkway, a one day tour including transport and a 10km walk on an old bridle path above the coast.  Coromandel Discovery will collect you from your accommodation in Coromandel town, or nearby, at 8.30am, and bus you to the top of the peninsula over winding roads fringed with pohutukawa trees.  We may stop for tea or coffee at a local cafe in Colville if you wish, or we may have a picnic on the beach at Port Jackson.  We sometimes follow pods of dolphins or orca just a few metres from the road!

We will give you an informative commentary on the history, geology and ecology of the area plus Maori legends, and an overview of our very successful conservation efforts.  You may also hear some local gossip!

From Fletchers Bay you begin your 3-4 hour self-guided walk to Stony Bay.  (Or you may stay on the bus for the scenic drive.)  There we meet you with refreshments, and take you back to Coromandel town arriving approximately 5pm-6pm.

Alternative - a 3km (1hr) walk at Port Jackson, down the ridgeline and along the beach.

Bring -  your LUNCH, sunscreen and hat, good walking shoes, swimsuit and towel in summer, suitable clothing for the   season.

CHARTERS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE  around the northern Coromandel, just tell us where you would like to go!  We also own Breakaway B&B very close to town www.breakaway-bb.co.nz

Coromandel Discovery encourage all travellers to donate a kauri tree, to be planted by KAURI 2000 as part of the Coromandel's kauri forest restoration.

Check out Coromandel Discovery Trip Advisor reviews.
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User Reviews

There are: 16 reviews, with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5
One of the best scenic walks and drive we have experienced in NZ. A big thank-you to Michael, or driver, for his extra care in driving, and informative talk about the peninsula and the Coromandel.
Posted by Lea and Luc Roeges, Belgium, April 2014 on 2014-08-06 15:36:26
Historical anecdotes very helpful, thanks Barbara. Coastal views and bush beautiful. As I older person, I found the track well maintained and very 'do-able'. As a nervous car passenger, was right at ease. Thanks again Barbara, for a great day.
Posted by Trish Fern, NZ, March 2014 on 2014-08-06 15:34:41
A very nice walk, thank you. Michael gives a very good and informative explanations about the animals, history, and the nature of the surroundings of Coromandel Peninsula. Again, thanks a lot!
Posted by Burkhard Von der Muhlen, Germany, March 2014 on 2014-08-06 15:32:40
Excellent service, bus prompt. Driver and tour guide Barbara is amazing, her local knowledge awesome. Thank you for a truly lovely day, we will recommend you to all we meet, and via Trip Advisor. Thanks for the certificates, a brilliant idea.
Posted by R Watson, England, March 2014 on 2014-08-06 15:30:39
I chose this tour walkway company because of the great reviews, simple!!!, by guest comments on the website and the Trip Advisor 100% ... and we definitely were not disappointed. Fantastic door to door service, friendly knowledgeable driver and truly amazing walk. Surpassed all expectations A+++!!
Posted by Deb Hall, UK, March 2014 on 2014-08-06 15:28:50
Beautiful and memorable drive with great photo stops, was nice to meet other people en-route to the track. That said, they wished they had booked this trip with Coromandel Discovery. Michael's commentary makes the day, he is so interesting and knowledgeable and a safe driver. A great host and owner/operator, of a long-standing company. Thank-you.
Posted by Ruth Smith, UK, November 2013 on 2014-08-06 15:25:48
Fantastic views all the way up the coast, in a very comfortable minibus, and then walk to Stony Bay. It was great to be driven by Michael, who is a very experienced driver and operator, and have the very knowledgeable commentary - not forgetting the yummy refreshments provided at the end of the walk, something that would never have happened if we had attempted to drive ourselves. Therefore we really enjoyed the stunning scenery of the coast and relaxing time together. Thank-you Michael.
Posted by Cheryl and George, Australia, November 2013 on 2014-08-06 15:09:45
My family did the trip a couple of years ago and recommended it to us, thanks for a fabulous day - really great, interesting commentary (and very willing to answer questions), safe driving, wonderful coastline, spectacular walk along the coastal track. Great to have walking poles offered, and lovely to share afternoon tea with fellow walkers and Barbara, our guide. Was great to have the walking map as we walked along the track. Thank you.
Posted by Philippa & Timothy, Australia, November 2013 on 2014-08-06 15:02:00
I took over Coromandel Discovery last summer, and here are some more reviews taken from our website.
Posted by Michael Adams on 2014-08-06 14:58:15
I have just listed my new business on Organic Explorer in June 2011, and I have posted below some reviews I have received in the last few months.
If you have taken a trip with Coromandel Discovery, I encourage you to add your own feedback, and tell the world what you thought of your tour!
Posted by Barbara Peddie on 2011-06-08 18:45:21
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