1-2 Days 12 km


  • Rich in history
  • Expansive views
  • Incredible sunrises



The Pinnacles Track climbs through ruggedly beautiful mountain ranges in The Coromandel. It's one of New Zealand's most popular overnight walks.

Kauaeranga Kauri Trail Itinerary

The Pinnacles walk, Coromandel

Located upriver from Thames in the stunning Kaueranga Valley, The Pinnacles Walk follows an original packhorse track constructed in the early 1900s for transporting natural resources through lush forest. 

Day 1

Kauaeranga Roadend > Pinnacles Hut

Cross the swingbridge and follow the track to Webb Creek before joining the historic packhorse and kauri loggers' route to the hydro Camp. Take in spectacular east coast views as you follow the ridgeline, then descend to the Pinnacles Hut.

Day 2

Pinnacles Hut > Pinnacles > Billygoat Track

To catch the ultimate beauty of the valley, climb to the the 40min walk very top of the Pinnacles, where you can enjoy the 360-degree views of both coasts of the Coromandel, the Bay of Plenty and the Hauraki Gulf and Plains. At sunrise, this is a truly magical experience.

Return via the Billygoat track to Kauaeranga road end.

Department of Conservation

Track conditions often change. Be prepared by checking with the Department of Conservation before you go.

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More information

Kauaeranga Valley, Thames, Coromandel

Getting there:

  • From Thames, turn right into Banks Street.
  • Follow the road until you reach the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre.
  • Continues a further 9 km to the road end. 


During the walk

Before and After

  • The town of Thames offers a number of accommodation options.

Guided Walk Operators
A number of specialist tour operators can aid in bringing your Pinnacles walking experience to life. 

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