The Coromandel offers many spectacular places to go
walking or hiking. Some of the highlights are:
Located 14k inland from Thames.
This area offers numerous trails, complete with camping facilities. Bunk
house accommodation is available at the Pinnacles Hut.
This strenous hike from the 309 road to
the top of Castle Rock can take up to 2 hours to complete, but
affords great views of the Coromandel and the Hauraki Gulf.
The 309 Kauri grove is a short walk (15
minutes) but allows you to discover Kauri trees - one of the main reasons that
this area became developed.
The Otama Forest walkway is just outside
Kuaotunu and crosses farmland. There is also an abandoned goldmine that
has glow-worms and old mining tracks to follow.