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. Tramp'Inn (Alan and Hayley Tubbs) - 1479 Diggers Valley Rd (eastern exit of Herekino Forest) - P: 09 4088851 - E: Peter Griffiths of Takahue - P: 09 4083685 - Can provide limited backpacker accommodation. Follow Pirau Ridge Road east for 9 km to the Puketī Forest Headquarters, Waiare Rd. Please register your trail usage before embarking on your journey. 1km past Nikau Bay Camp you come to a "T junction" in the road giving you 2 options to cross the Horahora River. The 1,864-mile trek spans the length of New Zealand's two main islands, starting at the northernmost tip at … From the centre of Bulls head south-west on High St for 5 km (after about 2 km it becomes Parewanui Rd). 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. You will be asked to turn around. Down the coastline, through the forest, across farmland, over volcanoes and mountain passes, along river valleys, on … After 1.5km look for a grassed Council Reserve on the left where Pātaua South Road runs along the Taiharuru Estuary. Close to Shops and food at the Mangawhai village. When leaving Mimiwhangata, continue uphill on Kaiikanui Rd and rejoin the route at the Morepork Track. Please consider the following links around boating safety in the Whangarei area. Departs on demand every 20 minutes from 8.30am until late. ‘Tramping’ is a Kiwi term meaning walking, hiking or backpacking in the New Zealand backcountry. Turn right to head south on Russell Road. Walk 2.5km northeast to the streamside junction with the Pukeatua Ridge Track. From there, the track follows the river bank through a recently harvested area of the forest. Mangawhai Camping - We have a basic cottage and tenting with toilet in our orchard at 11 Longview street, just off Molesworth Drive. 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. Hot showers and kitchen facilities are also available, all at discounted rates to Te Araroa walkers. The track ahead runs parallel to the Papakauri Stream. The first section of the Te Araroa trail - The Northland Region had a beauty all on its own. Leave the beach at the Kaka Street boat ramp and find your way into Ahipara village, a popular holiday and surfing hotspot at the southern end of Ninety Mile Beach and 14km west of Kaitāia. You'll need to text him at least a day in advance to arrange this. The Raetea Forest has some of the highest peaks in Northland, so expect cloud and rain. This takes you all the way into the seaside village of Ngunguru. Derek spikebowler@hotmail.com 0212 544 919 or 09 4027717. Do not try to go further if there is heavy rain in the region. Created with sketchtool. A grassy 4WD track runs downhill on the left to a modest but pretty campsite with water tank/stream/dam and a long drop toilet. What is the Te Araroa Trail? Note: We come through here with agreement from a number of landowners so please respect this and do not make camp anywhere on this track. There's a campsite here. You can then walk up that road to until you come to Takahue Road (6km) and then walk to Takahue (4km) and rejoin the trail. The track leaves the road and circles around a paddock fenceline to reach a stop bank on the side of the Whananaki Estuary. An alternative is Kerikeri, which has the advantage of being on the trail should you want to leave gear. Walk to the southern end of Ocean Beach and climb to the ridge beyond. Continue on to cross the river on a swing bridge and follow the track under the SH10 bridge. Beachside Holiday Park - 1290 SH 11, Paihia - P: 09 402 7678 Freecall 0800 55 6660 - E: Vehicles on road or track. Rather slow on the comparison to other walkers, however being at home (NZ) … In the Te Araroa and long-walk world, these beautiful samaritans are called ‘Trail Angels’ who open their family, houses, fridges, vegetable gardens, lawns and lives to weary walkers who need assistance or a resting place for a koha, meger sum of cash or in service only. Check out my Te Araroa Trail blog and my other tramping/hiking adventures in New Zealand. It's better to travel in a group or two or three, which will reduce costs. Note: If the sea conditions are good, an alternative is to sea kayak from Ngunguru to Pataua North. Support the trust today so that you can enjoy the trail tomorrow, either one day at a time, or all 3000km! Please follow the marked route, including the short bushwalk as you near Cove Road (this is part of the access agreement). "Drinks, meals, hot shower, campsites and beds available; and a boat crossing to keep feet dry if the tide's high.". DragonSpell Retreat - Cullen Rd, Waipu (look for the signs at the very end of Cullen Rd, 7.5km up from Cove Rd) - P: 0275077750 - E: cosmickali@gmail.com, Bream Tail Mangawhai Walkway PDF download. Tide information for Ngunguru and Taiharuru Estuary Route. $ 5.00. Add to cart. The taxi dropped us off on a back road and we had an easy walk along dirt roads through more perfect farmland to Takahue. It's a rough climb up to the ridge and on to a 580m peak. Follow the southeast fenceline over the pasture, then along a driveway to Taiharuru Road (opposite #406). Overnight Camping is available at the Old School Grounds (now Takahue Marae), on NW corner of Takahue crossroads. KeriCentral Hostel - KeriCentral is a vibrant yet homely hostel/guesthouse located right in the centre of town. The track starts by winding up a long driveway, past private homes. Note: If you come to a farm gate and a paddock, you will need to double back about 10 minutes, as you have gone the wrong way. Just over the bank on the other side of it is DOC’s Mangawhai Walkway. Look to the stream on the right of the campground (when looking inland from the beach), there is a bathtub there for water resupply - while the water is fresh from a nearby spring, we'd still recommend treating. By now you have left the Waetford block, and are in the Harman’s farm and just as you leave the bush, have lovely views over the inner Whananaki estuary. 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. The area surrounding the trail has been burnt and will have associated ash and other debris. Walk through the reserve, and head southeast to the rocky point ahead. When going through a herd of heifers or steers, be steadfast but wary as they are excitable. Puketi Forest Hut - There are several places that you can access the recreational area from. Discover remote villages, magical kauri forests, breathtaking volcanic scenery and bustling cities on New Zealand’s Te Araroa trail. It also passes the remains of a powerhouse built as part of a hydro-electric generation scheme which operated between 1930-67. Turn off SH10 at Pungaere Rd, 600m north of Waipapa and follow signs to the camp. James at Nikau Bay Camp will provide you with tide times and river crossing info should you decide to chose this Trail option. Te Araroa Trust acknowledges the assistance given by the people of Whakamaharatanga Marae, also Te Runanga o Te Rarawa, and the Herekino Landcare Group in establishing the main track. After 500m, turn left off the farm track and cross 200m through a small pine plantation (there are no markers allowed on these pines so navigate carefully) to a boundary fence just west of the Onekainga Trig (227m) and more views. Turn left onto the gravel road, and Tidesong B&B is 400m ahead. 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”. Please call Dave on 0274 339 016 or Alex 0220 454 391, and if you call after three we can even pick you up from the beach. The times he can run you across are 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. 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. From there, the track follows along the Estuary to the Whananaki Footbridge, entrance to the Whananaki Holiday Park and the Village. AirBnB - Matapouri Road, Sandy Bay - P - 094344066 E - chris@oceanswatch.org Established Airbnb and will offer summer camping from November 2020. Whananaki Holiday Park, Whananaki North Rd, Whananaki - $14 per night - P: 09 433 8896 - E: whananaki@vodafone.co.nz, Whananaki Beach Store - 2162 Whananaki North Rd, Whananaki Beach - P: 09 433 8466, A 2 B Auckland Airport Direct Shuttle (to/from Whangarei/Matapouri/Tutukaka) - P: 09 459 5221 or 027 273 7307, Matapouri Store - 954 Matapouri Rd, Matapouri Bay - P: 09 434 3706, Has an ATM which sometimes works, and sometimes people can get cash out with EFTPOS purchases from the store, but not with Credit Card purchases. Return back to the wet weather bypass around the North of the forest. We look forward to being part of your NZ adventure. Extensive amenities - shop, phone, toilets & accommodation in the surrounding Mangawhai area - Wood St shops, Moir St village and various. Head south down the beach running parallel with DOC’s Ocean Beach Recreation Reserve. Makene Rd - Eastern exit of Raetea Forest. Please stick to the trail and avoid closed areas. 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. 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. Take care using the water and check all taps are off - water gets very low in summer. Once on the headland, follow the wide pasture track southwest until a Department of Conservation marker post identifies a track heading southeast down into a gully and over a pedestrian bridge to Pā Road. Take care walking on roads, particularly SH1. Continue following orange markers through pleasant tōtara groves alongside the river for 3km until joining with the Department of Conservation's Kerikeri Walkway near Rainbow Falls Rd. Move gently. Kerikeri is both a beautiful place in the Bay of Islands, and one of New Zealand's most historic sites. The Herekino (Orowhana) Track was a joint project between Te Araroa Trust and the Department of Conservation. Those customers are among the growing number of walkers exploring the national Te Araroa trail, who are helping to sustain many of the businesses and small communities along the way. From the DOC carpark, follow the no-exit Bream Tail Road (like a private driveway) as it climbs uphill through farmland offering spectacular views of the coast. Te Araroa comprises 87 separate trails stretching from Cape Reinga to Bluff. The Department of Conservation Back Country Hut Pass does not apply and bookings are essential in peak season. $15 per night per adult. Peach Cove (DOC) standard campsite and hut (8 people). The track passes through the Waitangi Endowment Forest - part of New Zealand’s conservation estate, a further gift to the nation by Lord Bledisloe, in 1936. All the way from Cape Reinga in the north to Bluff in the south, the trail will extend for 3000 km. Passenger Ferry: For Paihia - Russell. Note: Toilets, cafe, phone, accommodation available at the Whāngārei Heads village and at Marsden Cove marina you will find a cafe, toilets and phone facilities. This 3000.0 km route stretches from Cape Reinga in the North Island to Bluff, located on the tip of the South Island. The last kilometre, before the Morepork Track joins onto the Onekainga Track, requires a little more focus, as you will have left the well-benched track and are now following a smaller, less obvious track where some sections get worked over by wild pigs. Take this driveway and turn right (north) over the front lawn past the last house. The 3000km route stretches from Cape Reinga in the north of New Zealand to Bluff in the south. In case you missed it, here’s my … Cottage hire $80 per night (up to 4 people). Every dollar makes a difference. This is a wildlife sanctuary with many migrant and wading birds, so please do not walk inside the fenced-off nesting areas. 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. (For assistance contact Simon Ellison, who can assist with a kayak crossing. Look for the prominent bare clay bank, south side, (orange marker), and walk up to cross the stile on top. Adult (18+ years): $8 per night, Child (5-17 years): $3 per night, Infant (0-4 years). This marks the opening of this route; the very first Te Araroa track. We recommend checking this page regularly before and during your journey as route alterations may have arisen since planning your journey. Happy to accept Koha (donation). For any concerns call Karen Murray 021 0754 246. Information on the Whāngārei Harbour crossing and Marsden Point, For information re Waikare amenities, contact Sheryl Wikaire on P: 027 3093476 E: peter1.sheryl@gmail.com. Look for the track sign in the bush on the south side. 50 odd KM to go and the Northland section of Te Araroa is done and dusted. Details for contact are to Bernard, his email address is. Beyond it are steps leading down to a small footbridge. Turn left along Pungaere Road past the sign directing you to the Puketi Forest Park. Kaitaia is the most northern gateway town to Cape Reinga, servicing a population of approximately 5200. 9 Aug, 2020 11:00 PM Quick Read. A great place to rest up with stunning beaches, mountain views and kiwis calling at night. Fully equipped kitchen for use. The track provides wonderful views of the Veronica Channel. 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. OPTION 1: Turning right (West) is a free 19km mainly road detour trail. Pacific Coast Kayaks - Mark Garry - P: 09 436-1947 or M: 021 1295-921- E: pc.kayaks@gmail.com Offer a shuttle trip from Ngunguru to Pataua or Taiharuru, with a lunch stop at Goat Island (lunch provided). 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. The Broomes' Frenchman – like the vast majority of those doing the northern part of Te Araroa Trail – wanted to get across the Whangārei Harbour to Marsden Point, over a few kilometres of sea. It’s a spiritual place, so very fitting for what lies ahead. The Morepork Track is well used by the Department of Conservation for predator control. Kaitaia is the most northern gateway town to Cape Reinga, servicing a population of approximately 5200. The wide, gravelled track begins on the lower slopes of Mt Aubrey overlooking Little Munroe Bay. After rounding the next point, you will be facing southwest at the corner. Busabout Kaitaia - P: 09 408 1092 - E: admin@cbec.co.nz, Superette Supermarket - 4 Takahe St, Ahipara - P: 09 409 4828. River crossings - Never cross flooded rivers. Please note that once you near the coast, it is private land between the road and the beach so, unfortunately, walking the beach is not an option here - please stick to the road. 3000kms the length of New Zealand’s Te Araroa trail thru-hike over the 2017/18 season. From the carpark, walk 2km southeast down this gravel Kauri Mountain Road to a farm gate (look for TA logo, orange marker). LXM Artist Studio - 1807 Russel Road, Helena Bay. Please take care when opening gates that you leave them as you find them. From the junction, head east on well-formed single track forestry roads (vehicles are rare). 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. Great coastal views from many parts of the track. 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