Tora Coastal Walk


COVID-19 is disrupting many people’s plans, and we understand that this is a fluid situation that can change quickly.

In light of this, we have revised our procedures on the walk, to keep everyone safe. We have also reviewed our postponement and cancellation policy to give flexibility if you are faced with government-imposed Covid-19 restrictions. Please note the following:

  • We require everyone who is over the age of 12 to be fully vaccinated or provide a negative Covid test taken in the last 48 hours prior to coming.
  • Children under the age of 12 are not required to be vaccinated, or provide a Covid test.
  • As it is shared accommodation, it is even more vital that we add that extra layer of protection, in addition to our robust additional cleaning measures. 

What Levels can the Tora Coastal Walk operate in?

Tora is considered to be part of the greater Wellington Region. As such, the Tora Coastal Walk operates under the Wellington COVID levels. We are able to operate in Level 2 or below. If the region you’re travelling from is in Level 2 or under, and the Wellington region is in Level 2 or under, you are able to do the walk.

Revised procedures in light of Ministry of Health guidelines:

  • Additional cleaning measures are taking place daily in each of the three accommodation buildings
  • We will continue to record your details for the purposes of contact tracing – we already have a robust system for this to meet our Health and Safety obligations
  • Hand sanitiser will be readily available at each nights’ stay
  • We will designate separate dining areas and bathroom facilities, should they be required in Alert Level 2
  • We encourage you to bring and wear a mask in Alert Level 2

Cancellation and Postponement Policy:
Our usual policy is that if you need to cancel 60 days or more prior to your arrival, a $50 administration fee will be charged per person, or per group if only one refund transaction is required.

If your cancellation is between 60 and 30 days prior to your arrival, we are unable to provide a refund of your deposit. If you need to cancel your booking within 30 days of your intended arrival, we are unable to provide a refund. In the case of a sudden government-imposed COVID-19 level change that prevents you from coming, please contact Kiri immediately at to begin the process of rescheduling your trip. We will endeavour to minimise any costs associated with this change – but it is key that you contact us as soon as this level change takes place.

In the case of a prolonged government-imposed travel restriction, it would help us immensely if you contacted us early, to reschedule your trip. As alternative dates are limited, we strongly advise you to cancel your spot, as this will give you a better chance of finding another suitable date. If the restrictions last more than two weeks, we reserve the right to cancel your booking. Please contact us as soon as possible to discuss the options.

If you live outside New Zealand, and are booked to come on the walk between September 2021 – April 2022, again, please contact as soon as possible to discuss rescheduling your trip.

We ask that if you are feeling unwell when you are due to come on the walk, please do not come. Your safety and the safety of our walkers is paramount.

Thank you for your understanding as we navigate our way through this challenging time.