Thank you for booking the Pahi Coastal Walk.

We are excited to host you. Please circulate this information to your group.

Day 1 Meeting Point

Meet the shuttle at 8.45 am at 76 Wharf Road, Colville. Take the first left after the General Store and then the next right
onto Wharf Road. There is secure car parking here to leave your car. You will arrive at the Pahi Homestead at 10.15 am
for a delicious morning tea and a briefing before heading off on your first day’s walk. Hike ‘n Bike are your shuttle
providers. If for some reason you need to get hold of them please call 0800 287 432.

Before Arrival

Please download the Great Hikes App. You will find this on the App Store or Google Play. This will be your guide whilst on the Pahi Coastal Walk. You will find Pahi Coastal Walk under the “Bonus” tab.

What to bring

Do not bring too much

  • Lunch for Day 1
  • Day pack (to carry water, lunch box and jacket)
  • Sunhat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle (at least 3L for day 2)
  • Rain jacket
  • Beverages (alcoholic or non alcoholic. Cans instead of glass please)
  • Swimming suits and towel
  • Warm clothes for changes in weather
  • Personal Locator Beacon (optional)
  • Hiking boots or trail shoes (with good tread)
  • Phone/camera
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sleeping bag
  • Walking poles (recommended)
  • Lunchbox
  • Jandals/Slides/Sandals for accommodation


We carry all of your luggage so you will only need to carry a day pack when walking. Your bags will be waiting for you at the accommodation. We can put your drinks or snacks in the fridge waiting for you on your arrival.

Due to limited space on the shuttles we ask that everyone only brings a small bag weighing no more than 12kgs. One small soft case chiller bag per couple can also be bought. Your luggage is handled 8 times whilst on the Pahi so we appreciate your consideration to the weight of it.

  • Please limit luggage to a small bag weighing no more than 12kg per person.
  • One soft case chiller bag per couple allowed. No large hard chilly bins.
  • Choose cans over glass for refreshments where possible.

We have limited luggage space in our shuttles. For those that are doing other travel please consider bringing a smaller bag for the Pahi and leaving the rest in your car. It is fine for sleeping bags to not be in your main gear bag.

Day 1 Breakfast and Lunch

For those wanting to buy breakfast or lunch for day 1, we recommend Hereford in a Pickle in Colville. Their food is all homemade and delicious as well as great coffee.

Please message Cathy to order a packed lunch or give her warning that you are coming for breakfast (especially if you are more than 4 people). Cathy Ph 021 136 8952.

Dietary Requirements

We cater for the below dietary requirements. Please let us know your group’s requirements no less than two weeks in advance of arrival of any dietary requirements. We will take all care to try to avoid cross contamination but can not
100% guarantee this. If this is an issue please contact us to discuss

Gluten/Wheat free – please bring your own bread/wrap alternative
Dairy intolerance – please bring your own milk and butter alternative
Vegan – please bring your own snacks. i.e morning tea and afternoon tea.
Nut Free – (can not 100% guarantee no contamination as nuts are in our kitchen). Please advise if only certain nuts are to be avoided. If you are anaphylactic please make sure you have an epipen on you.

If you are a combination of the above please phone us to discuss.

Pahi Accommodation

Both nights of accommodation are comfortable, clean and unique. You will be sharing rooms with people in your booking group but not with other groups. All beds are single or king single beds.

Night 1 – Pahi Retreat – Pahi retreat is a rustic cottage that has two bedrooms inside, two bathrooms, a lounge and a kitchen. There are also four cabins surrounding the outdoor area.

Night 2 – Shearers Quarters – The Shearers Quarters is a three bedroom house with a large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. There is a lovely wrap around deck that looks out over the ocean. Three gorgeous cabins sit in the garden to make up five bedrooms. There are two bathrooms.


We supply a bottom sheet on the mattress and a pillow and pillowcase. We also supply a fresh bath towel and facecloth each night. You bring a sleeping bag. There are also throw blankets on each bed.

Flying into Auckland Airport

It takes 3 hours minimum from Auckland Airport to your Day 1 meeting spot in Colville (8.45am). We suggest you stay the night prior in Coromandel Town (30 minutes from Colville) or Colville. Please see below for recommendations.

Please DO NOT book flights to land on your arrival day on Pahi Coastal Walk. You will need to fly into Auckland the day before and travel to Colville where you can stay the night.

For return flights, please book flights anytime after 5.30pm on Day 3 of your experience. The shuttle will be back in Colville by 12.30pm. This will allow time to get to your flight.

Coromandel Links

For information on all things Coromandel please look up


Coromandel town is a heritage town that boasts many talented artists and craftspeople. You will find accommodation, restaurants, cafes, fuel stations, a pharmacy and gift stores here.

Accommodation – There are numerous lovely places to stay in Coromandel town. Please see for details on these.

Shelly Beach Top 10 – 5 mins drive past Coromandel Town on your way to Colville. They have various options for accommodation including a lodge that would suit larger groups. Ph 07 866 8988.

Anglers lodge – half way between Coromandel Town and Colville right on the coast. Great spot with lots of accommodation options. For those that love fishing they have run fishing charters so you could stay an extra night before or after your walk in order to include a fishing charter. Ph:07 866 8584.


Colville is the most Northern settlement on the Peninsula. Here you will find the famous Colville General Store, 2 cafes and a medical centre.

Accommodation– Air BNB has a few options including White Star Station. There is also the Colville Bay Motel.

Cafes – “Hereford in a Pickle” is our favourite. This is set in lovely grounds, has great coffee and food. Almost a must for your lunch or coffee after your stay with us. Their hours vary so please refer to their facebook page. Maybe call them to place order if this is what you are wanting. (07-866 6937).

Everything in Colville closes by 5pm so if you are staying here you will need to organise your own dinner and lunch provisions.

Booking Alterations

Name changes: Please email these through to us prior to arrival date at

Adding extra people to your group: Either email with details or do this through the website as a new booking. If you could put in the special requirements that this booking is part of your group.

Cancelling people in your group: If wanting to cancel some but not all people in your group please email us with the details at Please see our cancellation policy for more details.

Changing dates: Please email us at Our booking calendar on the website is always up-to-date so please check to see that your new dates are available for your group size.

Changing requirements: If you would like to add/change dietary requirements or any other things that we should know about please email us with these at Please mention your date of arrival and the
group leaders name.

Cancellation Policy

60 days or more notice – full refund minus $80 administration fee for cancellations (per refund transaction made)
60 – 30 days’ notice – your deposit of $250 will not be refunded
0 – 30 days’ notice – no refund will be given

We allow name changes on bookings right up until the arrival date, so if for some reason you cannot come, please feel free to find a friend that might be able to take your place.

Travel Insurance – we highly recommend that you take out domestic travel insurance to cover the event of not being able to come due to illness or injury. This can cost as little as $18 per person.

Road Closures – in the event that any part of the road between Thames and Port Jackson is likely to close and you can not make your arrival day we will endeavour to contact you 48 hrs beforehand hoping to reach you before you leave home.


Deposits – this is due within 7 days of booking. Can be made via credit card or bank deposit. Ideally the group leader would collect the deposits and pay us in one payment. We can also take individual payments. $250 per person deposit

Bank Deposits – Please state your name and booking reference number – account: 12- 3431-0001260-00

Full Payment is due 60 days prior to arrival date. You will be sent an email as a reminder. You can pay this either by credit card (link will be in email) or bank deposit.

At this time (60 days prior to arrival) please also let us know (if you haven’t already) the names, email addresses and mobile numbers of everyone in the group, any dietary requirements and if you would like to add the e-bikes.


If you have booked an e-bike for your last day you will be given a briefing on how to use it, safety and directions either the night before or the morning of your ride. You may be requested to depart Port Jackson by a certain hour to try to avoid traffic. We use Hike and Bike Coromandel for our E-Bike hire. They also provide the return shuttle service between Colville and Port Jackson so you will be able to talk to them about the bikes. The shuttle will leave Port Jackson after you depart on the bikes so any problems on the way can be sorted out when the shuttle comes or if it turns out not to be your gig you can jump in the shuttle. The majority of the 26km ride is on a gravel road next to the beach. This road can get corrugated at times and is narrow in places.

There is a chance that you will return to Colville earlier than the shuttle which will have your bags on it. The shuttle will be in Colville by 12.30pm. You can opt to do some more riding around Colville, relax at the Hereford and Pickle Cafe, or Colville Foreshore. The 30km ride with no stops would take approximately 2 hours from Port Jackson to Colville. It would be a lot more enjoyable if you took your time, stopped for a swim, picnic etc.

Cancellation by Pahi Coastal Walk – in the rare event that we need to cancel your e-bike due to safety reasons (e.g weather or road conditions) we will refund you the full amount that you were charged for the e-bike. We reserve the right to make this decision right up to the point of departure.

Bring your own bike – we will transport your bike to Port Jackson on the shuttle with you and store it in a safe place until you need it on Day 3 of your experience. Please make sure that your bike is well maintained and charged prior to coming. We also ask that you bring a HI-VIS vest and helmet to wear on the ride.

Liability: Pahi Coastal Walk ltd (PCW) takes bookings for the e-bikes on behalf of Hike and Bike. PCW takes no responsibility for the bikes or your experience of the bikes. This all remains with Hike and Bike.

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