Old Mill Track, Whangaparapara
Walks - Listing

Discover the site of the Kauri Timber Company sawmill and an historic steam traction engine. Old Mill Track travels through rejuvenating bush. It follows the edge of mangroves to The Green Campsite (15 minutes), before crossing two steep spurs and descending to the site … Read More

Port Fitzroy to Coopers Castle
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The track begins at the top of the Okiwi/Port Fitzroy Hill and ascends the southern ridge, under a forest canopy with views of both sides of the island. At a signposted junction reached after 2 hours, a 5 minute detour … Read More

Dark Sky Escape to Great Barrier Island
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Many of our visitors come to see the night sky. Aotea/Great Barrier Island was the first island dark sky sanctuary in the world and the only sanctuary in city limits. With minimal light pollution on the island, at night, when … Read More

Wairarapa Graves – Onepoto Site
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From the end of Kawa Road follow the signpost to the beach and wander or boulder hop along the beach to the graves. The Onepoto grave site is located at the south end of Kawa Road in Katherine Bay. On … Read More

Wairarapa Graves – Tapuwai Site Track
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The Tapuwai graves can be found at the north end of Whangapoua beach. From the end of Mabey Road follow the signposts to Whangapoua beach. Turn left and wander along the beautiful Whangapoua beach to Tapuwai Point.  The grave sites … Read More

Island Bay Track
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This track branches off of Cape Barrier road. Follow the track along the ridgeline, for expansive views of the bay and to get up close to Motu Tohora -the tail of the Southern Right Whale, otherwise known as Rabbit Island. Have a … Read More

Old Lady Track, Port Fitzroy
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Old Lady Track links the harbour to Port FitzRoy Hill as it follows a stream through remnant gully forest of pūriri and kohekohe. A steep side-track leads to a lookout rock with impressive views over the harbour. Access the track … Read More

Dolphin Bay/Ross Bay Track
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Just 1km along Cape Barrier Road. Follow the track, which is steep in places, through the bush to a secluded Dolphin Bay perfect for fishing. For Ross Bay take the right fork 25 minutes along the track, great for snorkelling after a rocky … Read More

South Fork Track
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Beginning 1 km south of Kaiaraara Hut, South Fork Track follows an old bridle track to Mt Heale Hut and Mt Heale. It crosses the stream twice then climbs steadily to a swing bridge on the way to the central ridge. … Read More

Line W Track
Walks - Listing

This track branches off Kiwiriki Track to join directly with Forest Road, enabling a much shorter round trip from, and back to, the Kaiaraara Hut, without having to go to Maungapiko. Have a look at the Port Fitzroy map here!

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