Shakespeare Cliff to Lonely Bay Walk Ferry Landing

Awe-inspiring scenery that includes groves of old pohutukawa, wide open grassy reserve areas perfect for a family picnic, and meandering stepped paths down to white sand beaches and sculpted rock formations are all features of this network of easy to medium level walking tracks around Shakespeare’s Cliff Reserve.

A horse shoe-shaped lookout at the top of the iconic Shakespeare Cliff makes this - one of the Coromandel’s most outstanding vistas - safer and more accessible for visitors to enjoy.

Parking is available at various points starting at Flaxmill Bay. A track at the eastern end of Flaxmill Bay leads up along the headland to a large grassy reserve with pohutukawa groves before linking at the opposite end with a gravel road, to the lookout and toilet at the top of the headland (this is the end point and there is no further access from the lookout).

Allow at least an hour for this approximately 3km return loop.