From Kaitaia it is 18 km road walking or hitch hiking to Ahipara. Boogie boards are hired out at the carpark for $15. It is marked on the 2019-20 map as a dotted line, and on the NZ Topo map as noted. Stay on this around the bays. 027 322 1040, johancon@xtra.co.nz. Stick to the route down here. 9 Dec, 2020 04:00 PM 4 minutes to read. Just keep going west on Ngunguru Rd and its about 16 km to the northern suburb of Tikipunga, with a campground and a Countdown supermarket. Cross the bridge over the Okura River (or tidal inlet really) and stay on Kerikeri Inlet Rd through the outskirts of Kerikeri. There is a track in the dunes just past the power station if wind on the beach is getting you down, and one further inland as well (Ruakākā Pipeline Rd Track) that starts from Sime Rd. link Copy Link. An alternative is Kerikeri, which has the advantage of being on the trail should you want to leave gear. The trail is best tackled north to south, beginning from the top of the North Island at Cape Reinga in late spring. For further information on Paihia and Russell go to, Waitangi Holiday Park & Mayfair Lodge backpackers – 1 Tahuna Rd, Waitangi, 0800 55 6660 or 09 402 786, waitangiholidaypark@xtra.co.nz, Paihia to Kerikeri: 25 km, 6 hrs (maps 13, 12). Turn right and pass over Mangamuka Bridge before Mangamuka settlement (where there is a dairy with takeaways: see below). Go left into Skyline Rd along ridges west, then north, before the road descends to Kerikeri Inlet Rd (that’s after it branches into Bedford and Te Wairoa Rd – take the left, Te Wairoa Rd, down to Kerikeri Inlet Rd). After 4.5 km turn right into Mangakaretu Rd. Turn right into Cullen Rd, a 4WD track that eventually becomes a sealed road and walk 7.5 km on it to where it meets Cove Rd at WaipÅ« Cove (the settlement, not the actual cove on the coast). 09 409 7500. A more relaxing route for part of this road walk is to take the. Make sure you are also in the car any time the driver is at the wheel and your possessions are in the vehicle; not just when you first get in but also at petrol or toilet stops. Then you walk parallel to the land going north-west, staying well out from the mangroves. Having thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, I figured Te Araroa would be no problem. Note that there are reports of people targeting cars in the carpark for break-ins, so think about where you can stow your gear safely if you are going to do this. based on 20 tracks & routes | | EASY EASY. Main Street Lodge – 235 Commerce St, Kaitaia, has private rooms, dorms, a kitchen and luggage storage. At the settlement turn right into Nova Scotia Drive and then right again into Uretiti Rd and one final right turn into Tip Rd to take you to the beach. There is no known cure and it is spreading like wildfire, killing an iconic species of native New Zealand tree, possibly sending it to extinction. For the next leg take enough water to go all the way to Cape Reinga, as the tank at Twilight Beach can run out in very dry weather. Continue along the beach to climb up some steps and over a boardwalk to Tiriparepa / Scott Point. And Whangārei Coastal Commuter (0800 435 355) has a twice daily service to Tutukaka and Ngunguru, both settlements well north of Whangārei that are on the TA, but which is only really useful if you want to skip the section from Whangārei Heads or need to bail out when you are up there. Turn right into Pā Rd. It is longer than walking Aucks Rd, but more enjoyable. The Northland section of the Te Araroa Trail (TAT) in New Zealand. Continue north on Cove Rd for 6.5 km to WaipÅ«. Then make your way down to Nikau Bay via Ngunguru Ford Rd by going east to where Nikau Bay Camp and Cabins is situated. Cape Reinga - Bluff. Maunganui Bluff campground – This is a private camp operated by a local Trust. Then you go over a hill and down a bush line to a marshy area and up a spur onto pasture land. Check out our Walsh Life version of the start of the trailRead more about our Te Araroa Adventure: https://awalshlife.com/category/te-araroa-trail/You can follow our life, our story, our craziness here or..Learn more about A Walsh Life https://awalshlife.com/Follow us on Snapchat or Twitter - A Walsh LifeWe post daily on instagram - https://www.instagram.com/a_walsh_life/Or like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWalshLife/ It becomes a 4WD track down the other side to the end of Blackbridge Rd (a 4WD road). Salt Air – Charter flights to Cape Reinga. There is plenty of history at Russell, once known as Kororareka and as the ‘hell-hole of the Pacific’ for its drunken sailors and vice in the early 1800s. Dogs will bark but won’t hurt you. There is a footwear cleaning station a short way in. Whananaki Coastal Track: 7.5 km, 2.5 hrs (map 16). This trek is unlike the popular national scenic trails of North America and the gear needed (and available brands) will differ somewhat. The track mostly follows the fence line at the edge of the forest before turning south-west into the forest for Hansens Hill and turning sharply again there into the previous north-west direction. Always check the Trail Status pages of the official Te Araroa website for recent changes or alerts on the trail… Makene Rd – at start of Raetea Forest, camping spot with toilet, river, picnic table. The walkway becomes a well-graded farm track/driveway lined with pōhutukawa trees, going over a stile and behind private baches. You have to get all the soil off them in the first instance, as that’s where the spores will be. There is a bylaw prohibiting camping here. Traildino grading: SW, Strenuous walk, mountain trail; Hut tour grading: T2, Mountain walk. And then walk along a ridge to another campsite (Pandora Camp) in Piwhane / Spirits Bay. If you don’t want to camp at Apple Dam and just get out of the forest you can skip turning into Kauri Pa Rd and stay on Jacksons until it becomes Omahuta Rd. The drive exits at a point where Harambee Rd and Te Whara Way meet. Te Araroa Trail was founded by Geoff Chapple, a journalist and keen tramper who first promoted the idea of a length of New Zealand walkway in a newspaper article in 1994. Each of our map series contains a modified legend for the maps but you can also download a standalone PDF copy below. The following plan from Ahipara to Cape Reinga is suggested on the official TA site (here reversed of course): Day 1 – Ahipara to Hukatere Lodge/Utea Park (31 km) or just to Waipapakauri Holiday Park (14 km) and make a fifth day of it by walking the 17 km to Hukatere the next day. If you get dropped off at McLeods Bay you can walk round to Reotahi Bay by taking Stuart Rd. To continue, keep on Kauri Sanctuary Rd headed west then north-west, past occasional beehives tucked into the forest (just button up your clothes and walk gently past) and an airstrip on your right. Pay by koha. Welcome . The Far North is a remote region with long, lonely stretches of sand, forests of dense bush, steep hills and fast-rising rivers. The first section of the Te Araroa trail - The Northland Region had a beauty all on its own. PuketÄ« Hut to Apple Dam campsite: 25 km Take the 4WD road Pukatea Ridge Track aka Pirau Ridge Road from the PuketÄ« Forest Hut for 9 km. It comes out at Clements Rd and you end up at Matapōuri, a very nice place by various accounts (especially Whale Bay). Watch out for vehicles and mountain bikers. There can be single-wire electric fences along this stretch. Looking at Google Street View, perhaps it has a bit less road margin and is slightly more hilly, but there is not a lot in it. Wear a high-visibility jacket or pack cover if you have one and don’t wear headphones. Pacific Coast Kayaks will carry hikers’ packs to the take-out point where hikers can resume their journey. The track leaves the road about 1.5 km up the road to the right, up a driveway and through the yard of a house. From: James Heffield Sent: Thursday, 23 … 09 434 0747 or 021 243 1347. … The complete trail is 3000km from one end of New Zealand to the other and can be walked in either direction but South bound tends to be more popular. They are supportive of Te Araroa and happy for walkers to stay here, but be sure to pay a $10/night fee (carry some cash) into the secure honesty box or this privilege will be at risk. Pass the small settlement of Mokau after 4km, and keep left on Russell Rd at the Oakura turn-off another 1.5 km further on. There are great views from here along the coast. Then find some clay steps up to the gravel Kauri Mountain Rd. Ahipara – km 128. Takahue to Kaitaia (17 km) and Ahipara (another 18km) (maps 7, 6) Cash only. Marsden Point is the site of NZ’s only oil refinery. Ngunguru to Sandy Bay: 16.5 km (map 17) Take the vehicle ferry over the Veronica Channel to Ōpua. Day 3 – Maunganui Bluff campsite to Twilight Beach campsite (28km) When the track branches the left takes you to the lighthouse (where you can see the tidal turbulence as the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet), the right branch to the top of the hill and the road end car park, your FINAL DESTINATION! Single rooms with shared facilities and a 4-bed backpacker room. Map. Walk along Waiotoi Rd for about 2.8 km. It is a water fungus that attacks the roots and lower trunk of the trees and eventually kills them. Northland Age Te Araroa delivering new customers . Cross some stiles and descend steeply to some pretty little streams then up ridgelines on the other side. If you encounter a road closed sign or banner across the road, it means you have left the designated walkway and are on the wrong route – retrace your steps until you are back on the Skyline road. The NZ Topo map shows a slightly different route, off Diesel Rd. You could walk the 3 km east to Matapōuri . If you get dropped off at McLeods Bay you can walk round to Reotahi Bay by taking Stuart Rd. You will come ashore at Papaka Rd, which goes up to Ngunguru Rd along the front of the settlement. This pā served as a coastal village, a trading post and a fortified base for war parties. Dogs will bark but won’t hurt you. There is a beach track into Rama Rd just before you get to Marsden Point Beach carpark. The mud can be deep in places. You are now on the Pukatea Ridge. The 3000km route stretches from Cape Reinga in the north of New Zealand to Bluff in the south. After Blackbridge Rd joins it you pass the Apple Dam area and it becomes Kauri Santuary Rd. About 1 km further on you will need to cross the Waikare River that joins the Papakauri. When it ends at Puketōtara turn right and continue to the intesection with Wairere Rd. If there are bulls grazing walk slowly and quietly. You will pass the remains of a powerhouse built as part of a hydro-electric scheme that operated from 1930 to 1967, and past the 27m high Rainbow Falls that tumble over basalt lava fields which flowed into the river valley during long past volcanic eruptions. The route should also not be attempted after heavy rain. Then find some clay steps up to the gravel Kauri Mountain Rd. Raetea Forest Track: 18 km, 9.5 hrs (maps 9, 8, 7). Go west along this and turn right into Te Puke Rd. You pass the DoC Uretiti Beach camping ground on the way (behind the dunes). I’ve been journeying for 31 days now. A private hut at the start of the Herekino Forest Track, which is now a bit of a detour off the current trail. Listed on Airbnb.  Mention Te Araroa to get a discount if phone booking: 09 437 5375; 021 069 0937. share Share . Turn right and pass over Mangamuka Bridge before Mangamuka settlement (where there is a dairy with takeaways: see below). The dunes are a wildlife sanctuary. Note that there are s. ome beehives en route, and poison and trapping for possums, rats and mustelids occurs within this forest. The track ends at a cleaning station and stile beneath a ‘High Chapparal’ sign on Webb Rd at Ngawai Bay. Go up the ridge line in native bush for 1.5 km through the privately owned Waetford block (no camping, fires, dogs, etc, and daylight access only), then along a fence line past pine trees. The complete trail is 3000km from one end of New Zealand to the other and can be walked in either direction but South bound tends to be more popular. Turn left into Harambee, then right into Taiharuru Rd. Distance 1 hrs 16 min. Cabin also, sleeps three, $20pp. Your best alternative at present is to walk north on Takehue Rd and just before the 4th bridge turn left into Ruaroa Rd and then hitch or arrange a lift the 6 km on SH1 to Kaitaia (the road is too dangerous for walking). Karawai Lodge – 24 Karawai St, Ruakākā. Te Araroa - alternative route is a 10.1 mile hiking trail in Northland. Open daylight hours only and no camping or fires. This is the Help You / Help Me / Help Others page. Follow the path inland along the northern bank of the Kerikeri River on the Kerikeri Walkway. The route up the Mangapukahukahu Stream is through a gorge and is subject to flash floods after heavy rain. You can try Blair Jones (listed above) or try the marina already mentioned. If you do go over in a boat, make sure you are wearing a lifejacket (and for any other boat rides on the trail – too many people drown every year in NZ in boating accidents). The Waitangi Forest is a commercial forest, and forestry operations, including logging and log truck transport, are present in the forest most months of the year. There is an alternative to the Helena Ridge Track that takes you to the Waikahoa Bay DoC camp site in the Mimiwhangata Coastal Park. It is preferable to avoid high tide as the water can come all the way up to the dunes in parts and make for either wet feet or a need to walk in soft sand or the hilly dunes. The nearest main town is Kaitaia, 100 km to the south. The track begins over a stile on the right as an easy gravel farm track and alternates between pasture, farm track and native bush. The cape has special significance in Māori in mythology, for it is believed that the spirits of the dead travel to Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua on their journey to the afterlife. It’s 8km on the road till the start of the Herekino forest track. Find the track that takes you to Ngunguru Ford Rd, turn left into it and then right down to Nikau Bay Camp and Cabins. From the Kauri Mountain trig descend down the other side to a long driveway that passes private homes. When it branches, take the left one. Jo and Mike Gallen Homestay at 48 Brandon Hall Rd, 500m off trail. Always check the Trail Status pages of the official Te Araroa website for recent changes or alerts on the trail. Take the next left, Kauri Pa Rd. Te Aroroa Trail; Archives. Go to the end of this road to a playground and onto another track that takes you to Reotahi Beach Rd. Then, after you cross the estuary on the roadway, you can follow the coast to Paihia Beach if the tide is low. Air New Zealand Link – from Auckland airport – P: 0800 737 000 or 09 357 3000 –. At Nikau Bay Camp and Cabins you have the option of camping or staying in a cabin. When you exit the Morepork-Onekainga Track turn right on to Kaiikanui Rd, then right into Mimiwhangata Rd for 4.5 km and then a further 1 km over the hill to the campground. Note that there can be forestry operations on Cullen Rd, on weekdays and sometimes Saturday. This established the framework for New Zealand’s bi-cultural society. Kauri Mountain Track: 3 km, 1.5 hr (map 18). Northland; Auckland; Waikato; Manawatū-Whanganui; Wellington; Marlborough; Tasman; Canterbury ; Otago; Southland; About us . There’s an electrified gate which is easy to go through by using the plastic insulated handle. It is crucial that you don’t walk anywhere near the roots of these trees as you are likely to pick up the fungus on your footwear and spread it further.  The roots can be very close to the surface and spread a very long way from the tree. He can take up to 10 people per trip. For this route continue on inland on the Patua North Rd. The trail / Northland Northland. And then you have to be careful you are not just washing the soil to some place where it can infect further trees. Note that permission to use this has been specially granted to TA walkers, so please respect the privilege. Waikare Connection, Waikare to Ōpua Wharf: 13 km by water or 21.5 km road (maps 14, 13), Road route: Walk north (right) on Waikare Rd for 7 km from where it joins Waikare Valley Rd, then turn left into the Russell-Whakapapa Rd for 10 km, and left again into Aucks Rd for 4.5 km to reach Okiato (total 21.5 km). No dogs are allowed due to nesting birds. Onekainga – Morepork Track: 13 km, 4-5 hrs (maps 16, 15). Just above Paengarehia / Twilight beach on the other side is Twilight Camp, a small campsite with water, toilet and covered area. Stans Van Passenger Service, Whangārei Heads (09 434 0024), charges about $50 for a ride from Whangārei to Whangārei Heads, though Trail Drop Whangārei seems to be a cheaper option (see below). The trail travels from Cape Reinga on the North Island to Bluff on the South Island, passing through 9 … You follow a fence line, then cross pasture with a lone tree to another fence line. Pay $10 in an honesty box. Stay on Webb Rd heading north into Te Mimiha Bay and turn right into Russell Rd. Water route: Kayak down the inlet with Bay Beach Hire, phone 0800 611 440 or 021 189 4204. Alternatively, if you want to avoid the Ngunguru River crossing as well, you can turn left after Mackerel Forest and then right to take the road around to Ngunguru settlement, probably adding about 10km to the route down to Nikau Bay. Pay by koha (donation). Fee is a koha/donation. However, a cancelled booking typically only costs 10% of one nights accommodation if made 24 hrs ahead. Sheryl Wikaire information on Waikare amenities – also has tent sites (koha/donation) available for walkers at 228D Waikare Valley Rd, on the trail after the Russell Forest. Use the stiles and leave gates open or closed as you find them. From Cape Reinga to Bluff. This trail is also known as The Long Pathway. Go left into Skyline Rd along ridges west, then north, before the road descends to Kerikeri Inlet Rd (that’s after it branches into Bedford and Te Wairoa Rd – take the left, Te Wairoa Rd, down to Kerikeri Inlet Rd). Look out for orange marker on Ocean Beach south of Kauri Mountain. The TA app in 2019 was misleading here and took you to the end of Pā Rd and into the mud, so ignore it if is still doing so. There is a small plaque on a circle of boulders and a cairn now becoming enveloped by bushes made from local volcanic rock by Kerikeri sculptor Chris Booth. Sometimes if the tide is high you’re best to wait for it to drop a little. They offer a shuttle trip from Ngunguru to Pataua or Taiharuru, with a lunch stop at Goat Island (lunch provided). Around 7.20am I leave the nice Ahipara holiday park. From the bridge continue on the road past the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Turn right off this on Matuku St and from here a track goes to a driveway on Norfolk Rd. Walk down this for 4km. Wet weather by-pass option 1: Starting from PuketÄ« Forest Hut area, head south on Waiare Rd, then turn right into PuketÄ« Rd for 9 km. Times are 11:00am and 3:00pm (north to south, so presumably similar the other way). Check the. The first section of the Te Araroa trail - The Northland Region had a beauty all on its own. Use the stiles and leave gates open or closed as you find them. Contact us; News and media; Support the trail; Shop; Certificate generator; Our history; Te Araroa Trust and strategy; Regional trusts; Partner with Te Araroa Trail; Register as an accommodation provider; Close . The internationally renowned Te Araroa trail stretches from Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island to Bluff at the bottom of the South Island. The trail continues along a 4WD track up the valley, ending in a zig-zag up to Mt Martha saddle (1680m), and then winds down the other side to Tin Hut, a run-down hut (complete with arm chairs) that would be a welcome port of call in a storm, although the wind blows through its many gaps. James will do his best to take you across at a time that suits. Te Araroa - New Zealand's Trail - Northland,Most of Te Araroa’s through-walkers will start their epic journey at Cape Reinga at the northern end of the North Island. You are now on the Pukatea Ridge. 27km. From Reotahi Bay a track goes around to Little Munro Bay. The owners are used to walkers passing through and a greeting and/or thank you will go down well. Camping $15 pp, cottage $80 per night (up to 4 people). At Nikau Bay Camp and Cabins you have the option of camping or staying in a cabin. Northlanders who open their properties to walkers on the Te Araroa Trail are expecting a busy summer season, despite no new tourism from overseas. Otherwise, turn left over a bridge onto McAuslin Rd. 800m or so north-west along the road there is a stile that takes you onto farmland along a small creek. You will see a dotted line on the underlying NZ Topo map marking the old trail across farmland between Mangakaretu Rd and Waiare Rd. Day 1 – Ahipara to Hukatere Lodge/Utea Park (31 km) or just to Waipapakauri Holiday Park (14 km) and make a fifth day of it by walking the 17 km to Hukatere the next day. There are a couple of cafés, takeaway shops and a Four Square grocery store on Ngunguru Rd. Ahipara to Cape Reinga: 100.5 km, 4 days (maps 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1). Observe signage and any instructions. Ferries go every 10 minutes from 6 am to 9.50 pm, and only cost $1 for foot passengers. And about 1.7 km after Raetea take the left branch in the track along the Mangamuka Gorge Walkway. What is Te Araroa; Highlights; Trail stories; Before you go . Then it is 5.5 km north along the beach to Ruakākā. Waitangi Forest Track: 14.5 km, 3 hrs Mud battle in the Northland forests. Derek Miller lives in Haruru Falls, near Waitangi, and is happy to provide assistance to TA walkers such as transport anywhere between PuketÄ« Forest (west of Kerikeri) and Russell Forest.  spikebowler@hotmail.com 0212 544 919 or 09 402 7717. i-SITE Visitor Information Centres – The Wharf, Marsden Rd, Paihia, 09 402 7345 or 0800 363 463. The drive exits at a point where Harambee Rd and Te Whara Way meet. There’s an electrified gate which is easy to go through by using the plastic insulated handle. Stage two and Three are on the north-west side of Aucks Rd. Northliner Express Coach Service – 09 307 5873. Pass the small settlement of Mokau after 4km, and keep left on Russell Rd at the Oakura turn-off another 1.5 km further on. So use boardwalks where provided and clean your footwear using wash stations (and don’t forget to wash your poles). Now when Pukenui Rd branches off at left you may have a choice. The dunes are a wildlife sanctuary. Te Araroa 2. The detour to the viewing platform at the summit is worth taking. Ocean Beach Walk: 9 km, 3 hr (map 18) file_download GPX/KML . Caravan ($70, sleeps 4), dinghy, horses, kayak available. The Kerikeri Basin is where Māori welcomed missionaries in 1819 to establish a Church Mission Settlement. Walk 1 km west from the end of the Morepork-Onekainga Track on Kaiikanui Rd to the start of the Helena Ridge Track. Turn right off this on Matuku St and from here a track goes to a driveway on Norfolk Rd. From the carpark on the beach at Mangawhai Heads (end of Wintle St) get onto DoC’s Mangawhai Walkway along the cliffs. This goes a long way west. Turn right onto it. The kauri sanctuary is further down the road. Kerikeri is both a beautiful place in the Bay of Islands, and one of New Zealand’s most historic sites. This trail goes by Northland Peninsula. If you can get from Marsden Pt to Whangārei you could resupply there and take one of these services to the Heads and avoid the whole business of trying to get a boat across. Only go in dry weather. There is another kayak hire place in Paihia that may be worth checking out: Coastal Kayakers. 021 114 7466. Find walking maps and guidebooks, self guided walking holidays and hiking tours. The TA trail comes out on a tarmac driveway. Now that you are here I may as well break the news to you that Cape Reinga is actually 3 km short of the northernmost point in New Zealand. A short, muddy descent then takes you down to cross the river at the junction with the Lower Waipapa River Track. This trail is also known as The Long Pathway. Meals/snacks on request. Ngunguru Last updated 29 October 2020 Or if you want to stay in the area you can walk about 1.5 km south, then take the Tapotupoto Rd west for a similar distance to a basic campsite. Please call ahead to book. Hop on the road (Pataua South Rd) and head north to cross the footbridge over the next estuary (Pataua River).  To rejoin the trail, retrace your steps to the road intersection and turn right into Webb Rd and stay on it to Ngawai Bay (a smaller bay within Helena Bay). Te Araroa Trail was founded by Geoff Chapple, a journalist and keen tramper who first promoted the idea of a length of New Zealand walkway in a newspaper article in 1994. Goat control operations using contract hunters also takes place. Go up the ridge line in native bush for 1.5 km through the privately owned Waetford block (no camping, fires, dogs, etc, and daylight access only), then along a fence line past pine trees. There is a store and a camping ground here. There is no track and it will take you longer than you think to walk over boulders and river shoals. Te Araroa trail from Twizel to Lake Ohau and the East Ahuriri Track is now OPEN. Note that there are some beehives en route, and poison and trapping for possums, rats and mustelids occurs within this forest. You can cross the Ruakākā River mouth at low tide from the rock/concrete wall (at the point at the northernmost end of the Ruakākā Beach Holiday Park ?) You may encounter some gates with electrified wires. After you have passed the high point and turned south-west briefly the track branches. It joins SH1 at Waihou Valley. SH10 to PuketÄ« Hut: 21 km, 5 hrs They leap off the headland to climb the roots of the 800-year-old pōhutukawa tree and descend to the underworld where they return to their traditional homeland of Hawaiki, via Te Ara Wairua, the ‘Spirits’ pathway’. 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