Ellie Hutchinson and her friend find wilderness and culture rubbing shoulders on a weekend in The Coromandel.
We woke bright and early to a perfect sunny autumn day and stunning views to the Coromandel Range. Ready for our , we filled ourselves up on complimentary croissants and coffee before being picked up by our guide, James, from .
At 11am we arrived at the track and began the self-guided 10km walk up Henry's Hill, following clear signposts along the way. We meandered through the beautiful forest, chatting constantly, admiring the views and stopping at the lookout. On a clear day, as we were enjoying, you can see all the way out to Great Barrier Island.
Totally soaked, we giggled as, barefoot, we made our way along the beach and back to the van for a cuppa.