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Things to do in Port Jackson

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Point of Interest
“Beautiful coastal and bush walk. The road there is a difficult drive as it is not tar-sealed. 2 options, either up the western coast starting at Fletcher's Bay or the eastern side from Port Charles starting at Stony Bay. N.B. There is no connecting road so it's a 5-6 hr walk if you go there and back. Alternatively walk in from Stony Bay to the lookout to Great Barrier Island, have lunch and return the same way. The other end starting from Fletcher's Bay is steeper and open farm land to the mid-way lookout point. There are 2 tourist operators in Coromandel Town offering pick up and drop off services. We recommend this option for cautious drivers!”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Located at the top of the peninsula, north of Port Charles. Beautiful beach (stoney) , bush walks.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“The walking track follows an easy grade. Return the same way, or create a circuit using the Coromandel mountain bike track but note this is much steeper and slippery in places. Coromandel Walkway Time: 7 hr return Distance: 10 km The coastal walk between Stony and Fletcher Bays crosses farmland and goes through coastal forest with views of the Pinnacles, Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island) to the north and Cuvier Island (Repanga Island) in the east. The track follows an easy gradient with a short steep section in to and out of Poley Bay. It is part of an old bridle path formed by early pioneers to link the two bays. En route from Stony Bay to Fletcher Bay, a signposted lookout 1 hr 15 min”
  • 1 local recommends
Campground
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“An awesome walk through native bush and providing some of the most beautiful scenery on both sides of the Coromandel Peninsula”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“This stunning coastal walk leaves the car park and heads along a benched farm track along the ridge towards Wharekaiatua Pa. Domed topped bollards mark the walk as it is formed and grassed You will see views across to Great Barrier and the Hauraki Gulf. Follow along the track until you get to Muriwai estuary (note this is easier to cross at low tide) and continue along the beach until you get to the boat ramp at Port Jackson campsite Walk through the campsite and head back up Fletcher Bay Road to the Hilltop car park or turn around and return via the Muriwai walk”
  • 1 local recommends
Campground
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
Campground
“1.5 km Walking and tramping 30 min one way Advanced: Tramping track A tramping track leaves from the campground and leads to the bushline, and outstanding views. The pohutukawa grove provides good shade. There is no access across the range. Getting there Approximately 33 km north of Coromandel town.”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“The most beautiful, unique wide sweeping bay with rocks in abundance and beach walks at low tide.”
  • 3 locals recommend