Plan your trip around Hauraki Coromandel along State Highways 25 & 2. Please note some local roads and DOC sites are closed. Find out more

The Pinnacles

Climbing the ladders and stairs to the steep rock peak in The Coromandel Ranges affords you a spectacular 360-degree view, with the sparkling sea in the distance. The walk to the Pinnacles Hut is less steep, and well worth the effort.


One of Aotearoa New Zealand's best overnight walks, staying in the largest DOC hut in the country. This trail is also a great day walk, taking about 6 hours for the round trip for reasonably fit walkers. The Pinnacles summit can be reached in one day, but then you'd miss the epic sunset and sunrise which rewards an overnight stay!

The stunning Kauaeranga Valley, located upriver from Thames is one of Aotearoa New Zealand's true hidden treasures. Of the many popular historic trails in the forested foothills of the valley, the Pinnacles walk rates as one of Aotearoa New Zealand's most popular overnighters, with an 80-bed DOC hut often booked out well in advance. If you're heading to The Coromandel for a holiday make sure you add The Pinnacles to your must do list.

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Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3540
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