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Tora Coastal Walk

Waiwera, RD2, Martinborough, New Zealand
+64 6-307 8115
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Fantastic from start to finish

Four of us got together to see if we were up for the challenge, turns out we were! It's been 6... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Lesley B
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Raumati Beach;Paraparaumu
Wonderful Walk

Loved our walk last week. The scenery is varied and the walk is enough of a challenge to feel you... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
620hanna
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Spectacular scenery, gourmet food and warm rural hospitality – the Tora Coastal Walk is the best-loved privately run walk in New Zealand. This exhilarating three-day walk takes you to private hill-country farms, river valleys, native bush, hilltop ridges and the magnificent Tora coastline – and to complete each day, comfortable and stylish rural accommodation and delicious food, carefully prepared with fresh local ingredients by the people who own and farm the land. The walk includes all accommodation, meals, maps, and access to the track. Your luggage is transported each day, so you don't have to carry it with you. One of the best things about the Tora Coastal Walk is its strictly limited numbers. Only 14 people a day are allowed on the one-way track, leaving you free to walk uninterrupted by two-way traffic. Just 30 minutes from Martinborough Wine Village.
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Waiwera, RD2, Martinborough, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Four of us got together to see if we were up for the challenge, turns out we were! It's been 6 months since we did this walk and we're still talking about it. The scenery, the great people we became friends with, the food and...More

Thank Lesley B
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Loved our walk last week. The scenery is varied and the walk is enough of a challenge to feel you have achieved something at the end of the day but not so exhausting you can't enjoy the social nature of the evenings. The food was...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We are three couples (mainly retirees) and we can't praise this walk enough. Challenging at times for our level of fitness but certainly not too hard. The owners are so welcoming to their guests and the accommodation and food was to the highest standards. This...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Can’t recommend this walk enough. Good walking through varied scenery each day. Fabulous food a d fabulous hosts. A wonderful way to enojoy the rugged Wairarapa Coast.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

The other excellent reviews are spot-on. When we arrived at the first night's accommodation (the night before the first day of walking) we bumped into some of the previous group who were just about to depart for home. The first thing they told us was...More

Thank HayesNZ
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Rachael F, Public Relations Manager at Tora Coastal Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Ooooh, thank you for the great feedback! Thrilled to hear you had a fantastic time, and that you enjoyed the food! We do hear people say that before they did the walk, they hoped they might lose a kilo or two, but our food puts...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This is no walk in the park but achievable even for those in their sixties. Our hosts were friendly, our accommodation on 2 nights basic but comfortable. Middle night was excellent. Food was plentiful & delcious. Scenery glorious. Only wish we had taken cheese &...More

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Rachael F, Public Relations Manager at Tora Coastal Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thanks for your feedback - great to hear you enjoyed your time. Good idea on the cheese and biscuits - we'll add that as a suggestion for people to bring if they too would like a pre dinner snack. We can pop any items that...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

What an amazing experience. Kiri was great to deal with when I booked our group and the weekend walking, relaxing and eating was fabulous. The accomodation was comfortable and Stoney Bay Lodge a real treat. It was so nice having our packs carried, so we...More

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Rachael F, Public Relations Manager at Tora Coastal Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thanks so much for the wonderful review, so thrilled to hear you had a memorable time.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The Tora Coastal Walk was really great - thoroughly enjoyed everything. The scenery was interesting, particularly the bush on the third day and the coast (we saw seals at the beach). It was great to visit such a remote part of NZ. All the accommodation...More

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Rachael F, Public Relations Manager at Tora Coastal Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thanks for the lovely review - and to hear that you enjoyed your entire experience. We agree that a stop in Martinborough is very worthwhile - we are so lucky to have Martinborough Wine Village on our doorstep! Many thanks,

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I had always done it the hard way- carrying pack and food! This was a treat. Great food. Jenny and Kiri are warm and generous hosts. They really know how to do it. Will recommend far and wide Kiri and Jenny. Thanks so much for...More

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Rachael F, Public Relations Manager at Tora Coastal Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thanks Glen, we really appreciate that. Was lovely to meet you - take care, and all the best.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

A wonderful weekend with a group of 14 girlfriends! March was a great time to go as not too hot. The three days takes you over rural sheep country to the southeastern coast of the North Island. Some regenerating native bush on day three. What...More

Thank Lisa M
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Rachael F, Public Relations Manager at Tora Coastal Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hi Lisa, great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Tora. Thanks so much for taking the time to provide your feedback. Take care and all the best

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Liz B
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Response from chrissy09-10 | Reviewed this property |
Google Tora and it has everything on site. Shared room up to 5 or 2s or 4beds. Shared bathrooms . Food is amazing
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