Area - Puketi Forest

Pack floating down the Waipapa river
Puketi and Omahuta form one of the largest remaining continuous tracks of native forests in Northland. The area is…

Area - Bay of Islands Area Walks

View from Akeake Reserve
Whether spending the night at the Cape Brett Hut, kayaking out to Motuarohia/ Roberton Island or hiking along the…

Area - Far North Track Notes for Te Araroa

Most of Te Araroa’s through-walkers will start their epic journey at Cape Reinga at the northern end of the North…

Area - Great Barrier Island

View from Mt Hobson
Great Barrier Island is the largest island off the North Island coast. More than 60 percent of the island is public…

Area - Hunua Ranges Tracks

Trig K Hut atop the highest point in the Hunuas
The Hunua Ranges frame the region's southeastern skyline and make up Auckland's largest forested landscape. More than…

Area - Mataitai Forest

March 2012: To prevent the disease kauri dieback from spreading to the oldest and largest kauri forest in the Auckland…

Area - Waitakere Ranges

The rugged west coast of Auckland
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park includes more than 16,000ha of native rainforest and coastline. Its 250km of walking and…

Area - Waitakere Ranges Track Guide

TRACK DESCRIPTIONS Accuracy: The following information was correct in 1996 TIMES Approximate times for each track have…

Area - Warkworth Walks

Coper Mine, Kawerau Bay
Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Marine Reserve (Goat Island) New Zealand's first marine reserve, Cape Rodney-Okakari Point…

Area - Whangarei Walks

A wild ocean at Bream Head
The Department of Conservation maintains many tracks and walkways within easy reach of Whangarei City. DOC - area…

Cape Brett Track

Cape Brett
Track Details Hauai Bay to Lighthouse: 16km, 8hrs (one way) Alterative access by boat. Cape Brett track begins at Oke…

Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway

Looking east from Cape Maria van Diemen lighthouse
Track Details This stunning coastal walkway traverses a variety of beautiful and unique landforms, and offers…

Dome Forest to Govan Wilson Rd

View from the track. Credits: Brad Heap
Track Details Start either at Dome Carpark or Govan Wilson Rd: 7hrs (one way), 14km This 14km track takes you over the…

Golden Stairs Track

Track Details Start at Pawarenga and follow partial loop track to coast and return: 11km, 5-6hrs return. The Golden…

Herekino Forest Track

Track Details Start at Herekino Gorge on the Kaitaia Awaroa Road: 19km, 9-10hrs Finish at the end of Larmer Rd. The…

Hillary Trail

Track Details Arataki Visitor Centre to Karamatura: 11km, 4-5 hrs Karamatura to Pararaha: 14.5km, 8-9 hrs Pararaha to…

Hokianga to Kai Iwi Lakes Coastal Track

From the South Head Outlook, the rugged coastline of Hokianga Harbour
Track Details Most popular options - South - North Starting from Kai Iwi Lakes you work you way up the coast camping on…

Hunuas - Northern East - West Traverse

View north to the Hauraki Gulf
Track Details Start at Waharau - Trig K hut: 9km, 4-6hrs Hut to to Moumoukai Hill Road: 11km, 5hrs This East - West…

Kaitaia Area Walks

Twilight South beach
Cape Reinga and Herekino Forest are both found in the Kaitaia area. The Herekino Forest is home to many rare and…

Kauri Coast Walks

Tane Mahuta
Trounson Kauri Park and the Waipoua and Trounson Kauri forests are found in the Kauri Coast area. In Waipoua Forest you…

Mangamuka Tramping Track

Track Details Start off State Highway 1, at the Mangamuka Gorge summit: 11.5km, 9-10hrs. Finish at the end of Takahue…

Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway

Track Details Start at the Surf club: 5km 2-3hrs return This 5km track traverses across beach, cliff-tops, farmland and…

Mitimiti to Pawarenga

Track Details Start either at Pawarenga in the north or Mitimiti in the South and camp in forest, finishing trip on the…

Mount Auckland Atuanui Walkway

View west to the Kaipara Harbour
Track Details From Kaipara Hills Rd (return): 3hrs, 7km From Kaipara Hills Rd via summit to State Highway 16 (one way):…

Okura Bush Walkway

Karepiro Bay looking south
Track Details Haighs Access Road to Dacre Cottage 4 km, 1.25hrs one way Haighs Access Road to Stillwater 7 km, 2.25hrs…

Te Henga Walkway

O'Neill Bay with Te Henga (Bethells) Beach beyond
Track Details Bethells Rd to Constable Rd 9.5km or 3 - 4 hr one way Bethells Rd to O'Neill's Bay 2 km or 45 min one way…

Te Whara Track

Credit: Miles Holden
Track Details Ocean Beach Carpark to Urquharts carpark 7.5 km, 5-7hrs one way Follow in the footsteps of Northland's…

Waima Main Ridge Track

Olearia Crebra
Track Details East - West option Day One: From Waiotemarama Gorge Rd via Hauturu highpoint track to Framptons Hut or…

Waipapa River Track

Track Details Puketi Forest HQ to Camp Creek: 7.4km, 3-4hrs Camp Creek via Walnut and Puketea Ridge to Forest Road:…

Waoku Coach Road

Track Details North - South option Day One: Waoku Road, Tutamoe to Honeymoon hut (Public shelter): 10km 2.5-4hrs Day…

Whananaki Coastal Walk

Matapouri Bay. Credits: M Molvray & P Kores
Track Details Start either at Sandy Bay or Whananaki South: 3hrs (one way), 5km This 5km coastal walk between Sandy Bay…