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Walking Tracks

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This page contains information about the walkways and tracks in the district which Council maintains.
Updated: 11/10/2018 10:11 a.m.
Photograph of the track to Smuggler's Bay.
The track to Smuggler's Bay

We maintain a number of walking tracks throughout the district for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.

We are also working with other organisations to develop a network of paths and tracks ranging from easy access walking paths to tramping tracks for the more experienced walker.

Select from the list of tracks below for detailed information about the features and attractions that can be found on each one.

A H Reed Memorial Park

This page contains information about the walkways through the A H Reed Memorial Park - maturing kauri trees, a spectacular waterfall and a forest canopy walkway, with access for those living with disabilities, on an easy loop walk.

Abbey Caves

This page contains information about the Abbey Caves walkway - amazing limestone outcrops and a lovely loop walk.

Bream Head Scenic Reserve

This page contains information about the walks and tracks through the Bream Head Scenic Reserve at the entrance to Whangarei harbour.

Coronation Scenic Reserve

This page contains information about the walkways in the Coronation Scenic Reserve - tracks for the keener walker, with views over the city from high vantage points and including an interpreted Māori pā site.

Hatea River

This page contains information about the walkways through the Hatea River Reserve, including a description of the tracks and the features of interest to look out for.

Huarahi o te Whai Hatea Loop

This page contains information about the Huarahi o te Whai, Hatea Loop, walkway incorporating Whangarei's Town Basin, Pohe Island and Riverside.

Huitau Pa

This page contains information about the short walkway along the cliff top to Huitau Pā at Taiharuru.

Manganese Point

This page contains information about the short walk at Manganese Point, Tamaterau - discover what it would feel like to have your own private beach.

Matakohe-Limestone Island

This page contains information about Matakohe-Limestone Island in the Whangarei harbour. This is a nature sanctuary which the public may only access by boat.

Matapouri/Whale Bay

This page contains information about a beautiful beach which is a destination for the lover of our rugged east coast at its best. Sun, sea, sand and pohutakawa trees; a popular place for families in summer.

Mount Aubrey

This page contains information about the walkway at Mount Aubrey in the Whangarei Heads area - enjoy 360 degree views over Whangarei Harbour, Bream Head and Mount Manaia.

Mount Manaia

This page contains information about the Mount Manaia Track at Whangarei Heads, a steep climb that needs a good level of fitness.

Parihaka

This page contains information about the walkways in the Mount Parihaka Scenic Reserve, which has been awarded the prestigious international Green Flag Award. It is among 14 southern hemisphere winners and the award is a public recognition of good quality green spaces.

Portland

This page contains information about the walkway at Portland, a short walk of 20 minutes through mangroves on the southern side of Whangarei Harbour.

Reotahi

This page contains information about the Reotahi coastal walkway at Whangarei Heads; a series of short walks combining to form a longer coastal route past one of the newest marine reserves.

Tamaterau

This page contains information about the pleasant leisurely walk at Tamaterau, along the edge of the harbour.

Tutukaka

This page contains information about the walkways in and around Tutukaka, the diving and game-fishing centre of Northland. It is also the gateway to some stunning scenery that can be enjoyed from a number of short walks.

Waimahanga

This page contains information about the Waimahanga walkway in Onerahi along a former railway route which passes through mangrove swamp and coastal margin on an easy grade.

Waipu Coastal Walkway

This page contains information about the Waipu Coastal Walkway between Waipu Cove and Lang's Beach

Whananaki

This page contains information about the Whananaki Coastal walkway and the Bougainville Memorial walkway, one of the longer coastal walks in the district.

Whangarei Falls

This page contains information about the tracks at Otuihau Whangarei Falls, including the link to Sands Road. Enjoy a relatively short walk at one of Whangarei's premier destinations, or a longer walk incorporating a second waterfall.

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