Sunrise at The Pinnacles. © Talman Masden

Climb the Pinnacles in The Coromandel


Climb to the top of the Pinnacles in the heart of the Coromandel Forest Park for panoramic views of the peninsula.

The challenging eight-hour walk in the Kauaeranga Valley will take you through nikau groves past huge rātā trees and across swing bridges. 

Follow the routes once trod by gold miners, gum diggers and kauri loggers, and spot remnants of kauri dams. 

Reaching the peak of the Pinnacles is an adventure in itself, as you climb ladders up the steep rock face. 

For a truly special experience, you can spend the night in the Pinnacles Hut – the largest DOC hut in New Zealand, and time your climb to catch the sunrise.

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