Tracks and Trails

Please note: A number of tracks and trails are temporarily closed due to storm damage

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Renowned for its sandy pristine coastline and beautiful bush-clad hills, Thames-Coromandel District has much to offer residents and visitors seeking outdoor recreation.

This updated guide outlines a wide range of walks and cycle trails for people of all fitness levels. The mix of locations includes harbour and river margins, heritage town centres, playgrounds, busy working wharves and the Coromandel's famous sandy beaches.

Most of the walks in this guide are short, easy excursions near our town centres, on a mix of public land owned by our Council or managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC), rather than more strenuous tramping routes. The guide also covers mountain biking and cycling trails, ranging from family-friendly easy experiences to harder mountain biking trails more suited to adrenaline junkies. Some routes are shared by cyclists and walkers.

Dip into the guide and explore this beautiful peninsula.

The printed version of the guide is available for free at information centres, district libraries and Council offices.

Download Your Coromandel Tracks and Trails Guide(PDF, 12MB)

Temporarily closed tracks

  • Tucks Bay Walk
  • Whangapoua Beach to Te Rehutari/Opera Point Walk
  • Cathedral Cove and Hāhei Beach Walk (for info about access by boat, please check DOC's website)
  • Rocky's Walk to Tinker's Gully
  • Kauaeranga Valley Tracks and Walks

Due to adverse weather, tracks can close or become hazardous at any time. Please check before you plan a trip:

  • information centres are good sources of local knowledge (contact details are on the back page of the Tracks and Trails Guide)
  • for DOC tracks, please check on the DOC website
  • or if it's a Council track or trail, contact us for any updates.

Reopened track

Matarangi Bluff Scenic Reserve Track has reopened to the public following recent remedial work as part of DOC’s Cyclone Recovery Plan. The track had been damaged by a series of slips caused by extreme weather events. A new entrance point has been created to future-proof track from slips which may occur. DOC has also reinstated its Kauri Hygiene Station and signage, and encourages all visitors to follow kauri hygiene advice to protect taonga trees in the area.