Coromandel Walks Project

The Coromandel Walks Project aims to create a world-class, multi-day walk that links strongly with towns and communities on the Coromandel, to drive economic development through tourism.

About The Coromandel Walks Project

The Coromandel Walks Project aims to link the whole district through a variety of great walks around the coastline and across the spine of the Coromandel. 

One of the first routes proposed is to go from Hot Water Beach all the way through to the Whitianga. This route is a collaborative partnership with the Department of Conservation and iwi Ngati Hei.

Ngati Hei have confirmed the official name for the overall route, when it is fully complete, will be "Te Ara O Hei," which means "The Path of Hei." This references Hei, their first ancestor who came to New Zealand on the Te Arawa canoe and settled at Hahei.

Several studies have been commissioned which include:

  • A Feasibility Study 
  • Cultural and Environmental Impact Assessment.
  • Demographic Study