Tora Coastal Walk

General Overview

Set in the heart of the Wairarapa, this three-day, fully catered walk has earned rave reviews from our walkers of all ages, from all over the world.

Walkers experience the stunning natural landscape – hill-country farms, native bush, flowing streams, hilltop ridges offering 360-degree views, and of course the rugged Tora Coast.

Kiri and Jenny are your hosts, and prepare delicious food for the duration of your 3-day stay. This includes fresh local ingredients – such as produce from our gardens, venison and lamb from our home blocks, and sometimes even paua – it’s all about nature’s bounty.

You’ll also get to enjoy a range of comfortable rural accommodation experiences over the three nights: the charming Whakapata Cottage, the refurbished Shearers’ Quarters and the recent addition of the architecturally designed, purpose-built Stony Bay Lodge, which is nestled in the landscape just metres from the wild Tora sea.

We limit the numbers to 14 people per day on the one-way track, leaving you free to walk uninterrupted by other groups. We’ll also transport your luggage for you so you don’t have to carry it. In fact, we’ll even transport your wine, and pop it in the fridge for you, so it’s chilled when you arrive at your next stop. Note: non-walking members of a party can be transported with the luggage if necessary.

The walk is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with friends, family and workmates, and provides you with a magic blend of wilderness, luxury and genuine hospitality.

Who can do the walk?

We’ve had walkers in their 80s, and we’ve had babies carried in backpacks! That said, the walk does require a moderate level of fitness, with the most challenging day being Day One – approximately 15kms long, and climbing 300 metres above sea level at it’s highest point. Unless your child can walk independently for 6-7 hours or be carried in a back-pack, it is not recommended for children under 4 years of age. Click here to download a detailed map of the terrain.

The season is from October 1st – April 30th

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