Last Updated: 27th May 2024


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Top of the Coromandel

Last Updated: 27th May 2024


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Grunt Factor: 44 ?

Gnarl Factor: 27 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush



Run Makeup


Gravel Road

Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +7.4%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.0%


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This is a hard track to get lost on, if you follow the signposted routes. Starting from Port Jackson, run along the beach heading north and follow the coastal track. There's only one. When you get to the gravel, continue up and over the hill toward Fletchers Bay. After Fletchers bay you'll be on the Corromandel Walkway, which you'll follow until you reach Stony Bay. Midway along the track there is a possible route to go on the stock route to Stony Bay. If you want variation on your way there or back, you can take this route for a more consistent up and over the hills track.

Go off the trail a little to climb up Sugar Loaf near Fletchers bay to get a bit of extra steep hill and some technical track accompanied by 360º views of where you're going and where you've come from. Extra points for heading up here at sunrise.

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There's plenty of places to camp and park at either end of the track, or in the middle of it, at Stony Bay, Fletchers bay and Port Jackson. It can be busy throughout the summer, so make sure to book in advance if you plan on camping.

29 km

51 minutes




Stick to the Corromandel Walkway between Fletchers Bay and Stony Bay.


Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

There is water available at Port Jackson, Fletchers Bay and Stony Bay camp sites. DoC advises to boil before drinking, so if you are concerned, consider bringing a purification tablet.
There are some small streams along the track, however they flow out into the ocean and have farmland upstream. Not recommended.

A 2km section of the track is on clay and could get muddy and slippery after rain.

Note: this track is ~1.5hrs from the nearest town of Colville, so make sure to take enough supplies to get you through.

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Trail Reviews

Stunning coastal views. You can refill water at the Fletcher Bay and Stony Bay campsite if you have a steri-pen. Port Jackson to Fletcher Bay is on the gravel road for a section, take care for cars.

Emma McEwen

January 1, 2023

I did the section from stoney bay to fletchers bay return.
Camped at stoney bay the night!
Lovely formed track, steady gradient for first half and views , picturesque camp site at fletchers bay. Excellent running :)
21km return for shorter loop.

Stephanie Jones

March 28, 2021

Loved running this track. I ran this just as the sun was rising and got an awesome morning sunrise. Beautiful coastal track

Rachel Bridgewater

May 15, 2020

Did this camping there years ago with a side trip to ascend Mt Moehau, which is a magnificent climb. Now that was a long day and needs a write up too!

Tony Sharpe

April 15, 2020

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