It's better to travel in a group or two or three, which will reduce costs. Hopewell B&B - 1349 Russell Rd, Helena Bay Hill - P: 09 4339608 - We offer a dinner option on request (booking required 24hrs before arrival) and we also have single room rates. Your hosts Rupert and Wendy Newbold. Te Araroa's northern terminus in the North Island is at Cape Reinga, which is accessible by road. If you need food supplies, now is a good time to get them as the next shops on the trail are 2-3 days walk away. There may be magnificent Charolais bulls grazing. Pick ups are available for groups or singles $10.00, one way trip. Use the stile from the picnic area on SH10 and follow the Te Araroa and orange track markers around a private residence before coming back alongside the Kerikeri River. Follow this track all the way to the picnic area/carpark area on Landing Road, then cross the footbridge over the river to New Zealand's oldest house, Kemp House (1821-22) and the world-renowned Stone Store (1832-36) on the Kerikeri Basin. 3000kms the length of New Zealand’s Te Araroa trail thru-hike over the 2017/18 season. Continue on for 2km to a forest gate and the northern end of Te Wairoa Road, the start of the Waitangi Forest Track. After 1.5km, the track tails out, and for the next 4km you're walking up the stream. Open daily from 9am -6pm (January and February) and 9am - 5pm during the rest of the year. Follow Pirau Ridge Road east for 9 km to the Puketī Forest Headquarters, Waiare Rd. Please ensure at all times that you do not enter private property. Koha appreciated. Tide information for Taiharuru Estuary Route. ‘Tramping’ is a Kiwi term meaning walking, hiking or backpacking in the New Zealand backcountry. Please email in advance for directions. Derek Miller lives in Haruru Falls and is happy to provide assistance to TA walkers - transport etc anywhere between Puketi and Russell Forests Derek - spikebowler@hotmail.com 0212 544 919 or 09 402 7717, Paihia to Opua Coastal Walkway PDF download. The wide, gravelled track begins on the lower slopes of Mt Aubrey overlooking Little Munroe Bay. They also have a 2 bedroom cottage for hire, fully equipped with own kitchen and bathroom (bed linen not supplied) Please text 0211215362 to book cottage 2 days ahead. Te Araroa / The Long Pathway: This tramp is gonna be one of the longest in the world, and certainly by far the longest of New Zealand. There are a number of working dogs here whose bark is literally worse than their bite. Te Araroa Trail founder Geoff Chapple, tramping up the Waipapa River, Northland. Te Araroa (The Long Pathway) is New Zealand's long distance tramping route, stretching circa 3,000 kilometres (1,900 mi) along the length of the country's two main islands from Cape Reinga to Bluff.It is made up of a mixture of older tracks and walkways, new tracks, and link sections alongside roads. A short but very muddy climb up the bank meets up with the Lower Waipapa River Track. TE ARAROA TRAIL The Te Araroa Trail stretches 3000km from Cape Reinga to Bluff and takes between 4-6 months to complete. Kororipo Pa served as a coastal village, a fortified base for war parties and a trading post, Pagoda Lodge & Camping Ground - 81 Pa Rd, Kerikeri - P: 09 407 8617 or M: 021 071 8688 - E: info@pagoda.co.nz, Derek Miller lives in Haruru Falls and is happy to provide assistance to TA walkers - transport etc anywhere between Puketi and Russell Forests - Derek - spikebowler@hotmail.com 0212 544 919 or 09 402 7717, Te Araroa’s first-ever track-opening plaque 7 February 7 1995. Te Araroa comprises 87 separate trails stretching from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Take care between Diggers Valley Road and Waiotehue Road. Created with sketchtool. From Opua, take the vehicular ferry over the Veronica Channel to Okiato. Long drop toilets (there is usually toilet paper available, however it pays to take your own), Fires are currently not allowed due to the increased fire risks during summer, Cold tap water - The water is not treated, you may wish to boil it before drinking, Indoor fireplace (wood is sometimes available – check the wood store, otherwise take your own), Steep drop-offs Occasional washouts next to rivers/streams - take care, From the Puketi Recreation Centre, follow Waiare Rd south for 4.5kms. Contact - 0278008067 or email on info@kericentral.co.nz, Derek Miller lives in Haruru Falls and is happy to provide assistance to TA walkers - transport etc. From there, follow Aucks Rd for 4.5km to its junction with the Russell-Whakapara Rd. From then on, the track is a well-developed and marked bush track. From there, the track follows the river bank through a recently harvested area of the forest. Includes kayak hire, pack transport to Waikare, kayak pickup, dry bags, maps, full safety equipment. The 1,864-mile trek spans the length of New Zealand's two main islands, starting at the northernmost tip at … If planning to kayak to Waikare it is easier to launch from the Paihia beach. There are many options available, including: Two options exist to negotiate the Waikare Inlet through to the start of the Russell Forest Track - by water or by road. It’s worth the short detour to the viewing platform. Cellphone reception is zero once past Marriott Island so GPS or good map skills are needed. Arthur can also advise on commencing the walk at Spirits Bay. Please register your trail usage before embarking on your journey. From Marsden Point, walk south along the beach (low tide is best). That’s the one to follow. The exit is into the yard of a house - they are used to walkers and happy to have you pass through - a hello and/or thank-you always goes down well. Note: Some parts of Russell Forest have been affected by kauri dieback disease - Please take care and follow instructions to wash boots on the way in and way out of the forest. Pricing - 2 persons $100pp, 3 persons $90pp, 4 persons $80pp, 5 persons $75pp, 6 persons or more $70pp. Details for contact are to Bernard, his email address is. It stands facing the Treaty House, the two buildings together symbolising the partnership agreed between Māori and the British Crown, on which today’s Aotearoa New Zealand is founded. It then begins to narrow, and after a further 1km, you must cross the Waikare River. The tortuous Northland forests. Created with sketchtool. Te Araroa in Southland has the smell of salty Foveaux Strait in the air. Passenger Ferry: For Paihia - Russell. There one can view the 27m high Rainbow Falls that tumble over the basalt lava fields which flowed into the river valley after long past volcanic eruptions. Discover remote villages, magical kauri forests, breathtaking volcanic scenery and bustling cities on New Zealand’s Te Araroa trail. A great place to rest up with stunning beaches, mountain views and kiwis calling at night. Contact: Maree Thomas bellbirdadventuretours@gmail.com or 0220298540. Turn right and follow that road for 10km before turning right onto Waikare Rd. Te Araroa Walking Trail. Tickets are purchased on board. With more people completing the TA each year, the trail’s constantly being improved, and accommodation is available across the whole route, whether it’s a basic campsite, a hut, or something more glamorous. Waitangi drop-off subject to conditions. Return back to the wet weather bypass around the North of the forest. A further 7km brings you to Waikare landing, and Waikare Valley Rd directly opposite. Pick ups and drop offs are at Russell water front four square, or at the waikare inlet. From the Pātaua River footbridge, walk south on the main road out of Pātaua. It follows the fenceline much of the way down into a gully before a steep climb up to a cleared and grassy high point (218m) with spectacular views out to the coast and the Poor Knights Islands. Take the first left into Pāpaka Road and walk 80m to the edge of the estuary. The shirt features all the major View product. AirBnB - Matapouri Road, Sandy Bay - P - 094344066 E - chris@oceanswatch.org Established Airbnb and will offer summer camping from November 2020. It offers a $5 discount on the dinner option for Te Araroa walkers. Please call ahead to book - P: 09 4340747 or 021 2431347 - water, toilets, showers (cold), camping, caravan, cabin, Oceans Beach House - 346 Ocean Beach Rd, Whangarei Heads Ocean Beach - P: 021 780 203 - E: oceansfamily@outlook.com. It is important to stick to this route. The area surrounding the trail has been burnt and will have associated ash and other debris. This is a conservation area - no domestic animals are allowed (including birds, cats and dogs) and a freedom camping bylaw means Peach Cove is the only option in the Bream Head Scenic Reserve. This established the framework for New Zealand's bi-cultural society. Follow the well-benched track that then zigs northeast down into a bush gully (kauri galore) then zig-zags up the other side to come out at another section of tarmac driveway. Every dollar makes a difference. This is a guided trip as there are a few hazards such as a bar crossing at Pataua. Few water sources - carry plenty of water, refill whenever you can. Enjoy Te Araroa’s most popular bits. The coastal views north are spectacular. There is no public transport, however the following operators can assist. Please leave farm gates as you find them. The TA trail comes out on a tarmac driveway. From Whananaki North village, there’s a track next to the school which leads to the footbridge. The entrance of the recreational area will be on your right. You need good equipment and navigation skills. Sheryl's place is 1km from the Russell Forest at 228D Waikare Valley Rd, just phone or text to arrange. (The alternative is to try wading between shoal banks in/out of the Waipapa River but there are some deep sections). Cottage (10% discount when you mention seeing them on the Te Araroa website), camping also available at $25 with outdoors shower. South of here, the trail follows the same route as the path that once connected the now-vanished Maori village Okura with Waitangi. Peter Ellicott - from Northland Taxis offers a pick up from Mangonui and drop off at the Cape for $100pp - min charge of $200 text him on 021 070 5783 - www.northlandtaxisshuttles.co.nz, Auckland to Cape Reinga Shuttle: Under 7hrs travel same day service (no overnight) pack & go.$200pp (3 person minimum) or private charter can be arranged. Turn north on SH 10 for 600m. From the junction of Russell and Webb Road, follow Webb Road 1km to the start of the Helena Ridge Track. Electric fences. The next water supply is at Makene Road, 18 slow kilometres away. A 2 B Auckland Airport Direct Shuttle - (to/from Whangarei/Matapouri/Tutukaka) - P: 09 459 5221 or 027 273 7307. Use bypass in times of heavy rain. We have a caravan that sleeps three and space for around 10 tent sites. For local knowledge, info on tides or water transport and pickups, contact Ros & Hugh Cole-Baker of Tidesong P: 09 436 1959. The final leg of Te Araroa Trail, which he had begun from Cape Reinga nearly seven months earlier, was supposed to be a time of reflection and joy. It leads to a rough track (with orange markers) down through trees to the Mangapukahukahu Stream. These sites have been identified for camping as they are away from kauri, therefore reducing the risk of spreading kauri dieback disease and will be poison exclusion zones for possum control operations. The guides and other pages are based on a through-hike I did in February and March 2016 from Bluff to Ship Cove, plus some ongoing walking in the North Island since then. LXM Artist Studio - 1807 Russel Road, Helena Bay. If you want a respite from an easterly wind, there is a 3.5km inland DOC track which starts beyond the oil refinery (end of Mair Road) & follows a pipeline to end behind the Mighty River Power station at Ruakākā (end of Sime Road). (Use the stiles provided and leave gates as you find them as sheep sometimes graze the driveway). Daily guided tours and Maori cultural performances are available. Walk southeast up Pā Road and turn northeast into Kerikeri Inlet Road. The Ngunguru River Boat Crossing is another 1km walk past the shops southwest along Ngunguru Road. The track climbs up and over Scott Point then drops down to Ninety Mile Beach, crossing a swamp via a boardwalk and down a steep set of steps. Multiple outdoor entertaining areas, swimming pool, pool table, two kitchens and bbq area all at your convenience. Whangaruru Beachfront Camp - Ohawini Rd, Oakura Nth - P: 09 4336806 - It has cabins, caravans, motel and campsites. P: 09 4097500. If the tide is in, take the footpath south on Seaview Road to Haumi Bay. The name of this road changes to Pukenui Road which you follow until you turn right onto Waiotoi Road. Please camp within the grassed area ONLY, not in the pine trees. Carry enough water for your first day. Take care as part of the road is gravelled. Whare Waka Café is located within the Treaty Grounds. You walk over a highpoint of 297m then past the Trig at 276m for magnificent views in every direction. Tramping the full length of the trail generally takes three to six months. You are now on private land belonging to the Waetford whānau (family), so please respect the privilege. If you wish to cross over the estuary, proceed along the water's edge until a pole with an orange triangle becomes visible: the shallowest place. Situated in an ideal position for walkers to stay right beside the ocean at our stunningly beautiful Oakura Bay, after walking from Waikare. The track starts by winding up a long driveway, past private homes. River canyons - flash floods. 700m up Omahuta Forest Rd, take the left fork onto Kauri Sanctuary Rd. From $80pp or $60pp in groups of two or more. Happy to accept Koha (donation). Please contact Blair Jones - 24 hours before on 0211147466. Mangawhai Camping - We have a basic cottage and tenting with toilet in our orchard at 11 Longview street, just off Molesworth Drive. The 3000km route stretches from Cape Reinga in the north of New Zealand to Bluff in the south. Please contact Blair Jones - 24 hours before on 0211147466, Note if you are hoping to wait and find a lift across to Marsden Point, you are better waiting here at Reotahi than continuing around to McLeods Bay, and note that on the Te Araroa maps, the route line ends at Reotahi. Te Araroa's northern terminus in the North Island is at Cape Reinga, which is accessible by road. They show off the classic Kiwi lifestyle in which seaside holidays are a birthright. New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail is the world’s newest long-distance thru-hike. That is, only at Sheltered Bay. A few clay steps cut into the bank take you down to the beach. Turn right for a few metres then it’s back into the pasture and down a southeastern spur, across a marshy area at the bottom, then straight up by the bushline and over a steep hill. Matakana Outback – 844 Matakana Valley Rd (just beyond where the trail north leaves the road), 09 422 9514 or 021 831 938 (Kurt). Northland's stretch of the 3000km Te Araroa trail has received a boost with the appointment of a new regional trust to help improve the walking experience in the region. etc. The kauri sanctuary is further down this same road, now closed for Kauri dieback. Follow the stream northeast for 1.5km to its junction with the Kerikeri River. A mix of old and new bush … They are supportive of Te Araroa and happy for walkers to stay here however please be sure to pay a $10/night fee (carry some cash) into the secure honesty box so the reputation of Te Araroa is maintained, or this privilege will be at risk. Follow this, then up to the end of Darch Point Road where a well-defined track follows the headland around to the jetty at McLeod Bay. Take care walking on roads, particularly SH1. Has an ATM machine, gives cash out to walkers using cards to purchase, but if it's a Credit Card they charge an extra 3% to recover the commission charge. Turn left onto Kaiatea Road for 3.5km. Please follow the marked route, including the short bushwalk as you near Cove Road (this is part of the access agreement). Support the trust today so that you can enjoy the trail tomorrow, either one day at a time, or all 3000km! The large swathe of land on view from this low summit, includes the Waitangi Treaty Grounds below. Your hosts - Mark and Kerry, Mangawhai Deli - Shop 2, 7 Wood Street, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 5887, 4 Four Square - Moir Street, Mangawhai Village - P: 09 431 4585 Hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00am – 7:00pm. The Marsden Point Oil Refinery Visitors Centre, Marsden Pt, Ruakaka - P: 09 432 8194. Written by: McKenzie Barney. Great views from here along the coast. Te Araroa, which translates to ‘’the long pathway’’, is a 3000km tramp running the length of the North and South islands. Like the Appalachian Trail in the U.S., the Camino de Santiago in Spain, or the Great Himalayan Trail in Nepal, New Zealand's Te Araroa is more than just a hike. Transport is available for large groups please contact Sheryl on peter1.sheryl@gmail.com. At this point, anyone with an interest in Te Araroa history may want to make a quick detour by turning northwest up Te Puke Road and a short way up you can see a plaque and the Te Araroa cairn, assembled from local volcanic rock by Kerikeri sculptor Chris Booth and restored in 2014. Vehicles on road or track on Ninety Mile Beach and Kaka St boat ramp, Tides, waves and rivers - safer at low tide, Steep drop-offs - take care on wet rocks - can be slippery. Camping now available - toilet, river, picnic table and washing line. An alternative is Kerikeri, which has the advantage of being on the trail should you want to leave gear. The trail follows the Lower Turitea Walkway, a well-formed pathway with 3 footbridges over the Turitea Stream. 1 or 2 bedrooms self-contained and self-catering apartment. Please consider the following links around boating safety in the Whangarei area. It is 4.5km from the Webb/Kaiikanui/Mimiwhangata Rd junction down to the coastal park then a further 1km over a hill to the campground. Dave and Alex can offer a place to stay in Helena Bay, we have room for 8-10 tents, shower, fresh water, dinner and refreshments too, for koha. Cabins range between $85 to $70 per night. What is the Te Araroa Trail? Tide times are important for coastal routes, InterCity - P: 09 583 5780 - E: info@intercity.co.nz - From Auckland - Kerikeri - Kaitaia. If you want a  more relaxing route between exiting the ferry and joining with the Russell-Whakapara Rd, then turn left into Pipiroa Rd soon after leaving the ferry and link to the “Okiato to Russell Walkway”. The Kerikeri Basin is where Maori welcomed missionaries in 1819 to establish a Church Mission Settlement. After rounding the next point, you will be facing southwest at the corner. A full range of amenities is available at Paihia (population 1770), i-SITE Visitor Information Centres - The Wharf, Marsden Rd, Paihia - P: 09 402 7345 or 0800 363 463 - E: paihia@visitnorthland.co.nz -For further information on Paihia and Russell: www.paihianz.co.nz and W: www.russellnz.co.nz, Derek Miller lives in Haruru Falls and is happy to provide assistance to TA walkers - transport etc - anywhere between Puketi and Russell Forests. The bush track follows the ridgeline on a largely west-east basis past: The track then descends through bush and private farmland to Mākene Rd, Mangamuka. This track is a Māori road, a surveyed access into Māori land blocks where the public does not have access by right. This 3000.0 km route stretches from Cape Reinga in the North Island to Bluff, located on the tip of the South Island. junction of Marsden & Seaview Roads by toilets/carpark), you have 2 options: From the southern end of Haumi Bay, follow the signed track beside/under the bridge and around the coast to the east until you reach Ōpua. A 3,000 km-long scenic walking and tramping trail stretching from Cape Reinga to Bluff. From the Waikare landing, walk Waikare Valley Road past the Waikare School, urupā (cemetery) and farms 3km to a road bridge across the Waikare River. There are many side roads in this forest so take care you are on the correct road. This trail is also known as The Long Pathway. Hours may vary. From the carpark, follow Urquarts Bay Road north onto Whāngārei Heads Road. From Kaiikanui Road, enter DOC’s Kaiikanui Forest and 200m in, make use of the cleaning station to ensure no dirt/mud remains on your footwear. We recommend checking this page regularly before and during your journey as route alterations may have arisen since planning your journey. Detour to Apple dam campsite: if you want to camp, turn right into Kauri Sanctuary Road for 500m. Note that Sheryl's place is "off the grid" - composting toilet available on request and kauri dieback cleaning facilities available, please make use of these! The track descends past Mt Bledisoe before turning east (left) onto Haruru Falls Rd then Tau Henare Drive and past the Waitangi Golf Course, to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Laving the forest behind you emerge onto Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi. In case you missed it, here’s my last post as I … 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. 13. Book Puketi Forest Hut online. 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 … The Morepork Track is well used by the Department of Conservation for predator control. For more information log onto - Ruakaka Visitor Information. The trail includes everything from cruisey beach walks to rigorous backcountry hikes. Follow the southeast fenceline over the pasture, then along a driveway to Taiharuru Road (opposite #406). Once across, head east along the estuary (if the tide is high, there is a 1km detour by road around the back of the settlement) around the small settlement and over the spit before heading south on Pukekawa Road parallel to the shore. Turn southeast onto Te Puke Road and continue on 1km to pass Mt Bledisloe (105m) before turning East onto Haruru Falls Rd. At this junction, there are few large trees for markers so it can be missed. The track passes through private forest and may be subject to occasional closures due to forestry operations. Te Araroa's southern routes are full of diversity and beauty. The track is well-formed but steep. We also have hot showers for $2. Look for the track sign in the bush on the south side. From the stream mouth, it is 1 hour upstream to the road should you wish to exit the beach here. Challenges include crossing several bodies of water. I was only doing 500km but still this journey on foot was a few months in the planning and my first adventure since going from Normal to Nomad. Access to Ohau Village and Lake Middleton Campsite remains Closed. Turn southwest down Taiharuru Road for 500m to Harambee Road. The relaxed seaside towns provide comfort for the weary tramper. OPTION 2: Turning left (East) is a direct 3.5km Trail costing $5/person (paid at Nikau Bay Camp) passing through private Māori land. Note: When on farm tracks you may encounter some closed gates, and often, stretchy electrified wires - carefully use the plastic handles to open and leave gates open or closed as you found them. Arthur Lancaster can provide drop-off service to Cape Reinga and/or long-term parking at Paua Bay. This information refers to the Herekino Forest. Camping only $15 pp per night. They offer camping on their farm with hot shower and toilet facilities and drinking water supply. If you've just come through Russell Forest there's another 8 hours to go till the next campground at Whananaki. - anywhere between Puketi and Russell Forests. Please take care when opening gates that you leave them as you find them. Tide timetable for Whananaki Coastal Track. 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. Call on 021796496, or just show up and help yourself. Follow the road (looking out for traffic) to Sandy Bay, enjoying the beautiful beaches as you go. The manicured lawns and the solemn kaitiakitanga that surround the place indicate the importance now placed on the treaty. On February 6th 1840, New Zealand’s founding document was signed here between Lieutenant-Governor Hobson, representing the British Crown and Māori chiefs. Take care on Pirau Ridge Road as vehicles and cyclists also use this road. It’s a walking track about 3,000 km long from Bluff at the southern tip of the South Island to Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island that was officially opened in 2011. Extensive amenities - shop, phone, toilets & accommodation in the surrounding Mangawhai area - Wood St shops, Moir St village and various. Toilet facilities are available at the beach. Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 7am - 6pm / Sat: 8.30am - 5pm / Sun: 9am - 3pm (these hours may shorten in winter). Turn west and walk 400m along the estuary shoreline. Just above the south end of Twilight Beach (12km from Cape Reinga) is a small campsite with toilet, water supply and a covered area - recommend stopping here, then planning to reach Maunganui Bluff (28km away) the following day. Opposite the rock/concrete wall (on the south side) is the best place to cross. Ngunguru 4 Square - Main Rd, Ngunguru - P: 09 434 3858. The Pukatea Ridge Track climbs steeply, (past a small freedom campsite 30m up the track) and then on up steps to the ridge through young kauri for 3.5km to meet the Takapau Track. Follow along to cross a concrete ford over a stream (NB: if water is flowing over the top of it, do not proceed as this means water levels in the Mangapukahukahu gorge will be too dangerous). When you're first on the beach there is a stream/occasional estuary that changes shape a lot - do check it before attempting to cross and on some occasions, if the tide is high you're best to wait for the tide to drop a little. The Te Araroa adventure continues as we leave Northland behind and new challenges arise that force us to reconsider our hike. Take this driveway and turn right (north) over the front lawn past the last house. As long as the weather is clear, walk SE crisscrossing between shoal banks in the stream for 2.5km until meeting up with the Waipapa River. From Te Paki Stream, you walk down the beach to Ahipara. Note - there is forestry harvest traffic on Cullen Road, generally operating Mon-Fri (and occasional Saturdays) 5am-4pm. The Herekino Forest has now closed due to Kauri Dieback - as a result of this we ask that you follow the following suggestion from the boat ramp on Ninety Mile Beach. This is a wildlife sanctuary with many migrant and wading birds, so please do not walk inside the fenced-off nesting areas. Adult (18+ years): $8 per night, Child (5-17 years): $3 per night, Infant (0-4 years). You can find them at the very southern end of Ocean Beach at the beginning of the Te Whara track at 22 Ranui Rd, off the lower beach carpark. Recently upgraded, it is well marked. Tramping the full length of the trail generally takes three to six months. To continue Te Araroa south from this point onwards, you'll need to get across the channel to Marsden Point. From the northern end of Reotahi Bay, there is a dirt track heading off the side of Reotahi Beach Road. It’s a walking track about 3,000 km long from Bluff at the southern tip of the South Island to Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island that was officially opened in 2011. In October 2019 Mangamuka Bridge Dairy advised that they will be closed on Saturdays until further notice. What is the Te Araroa Trail? Payments cash only. Keep a close eye on navigation, or use a GPS to connect to Te Puke Rd. Turn left into Te Toiroa Road. 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