All Walking Tracks

Walking Tracks on Great Barrier Island.
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    Harataonga Coastal Walkway

    4 – 5 hr one way, advanced tramping track, no dogs. This easy walk does not have the steep grades of many of the island’s other tracks. It winds through regenerating forest and was once the road linking the island’s south and north. From Harataonga campsite, the track heads west read more

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    Kaitoke Hot Springs Track

    45 mins one way, dogs with a DOC permit only. Kaitoke Hot Springs Track is a popular easy walk following the edge of the Kaitoke Swamp to sulphurous hot springs. Continue on the Peach Tree Track to Mt Hobson (Hirakimata). Starting from Whangaparapara Road, the journey to the springs begins read more

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    Palmer’s Track to Mt Hobson Hirakimata

    3.3 km, 3 hrs one way. Dogs with a DOC permit only. Palmer’s Track to Mt Hobson Hirakimata begins at the top of Whangapoua Hill on Aotea Road and is the shortest and easiest of the three paths to the summit of Mt Hobson Hirakimata. The track follows the ridge read more

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    Port Fitzroy: Bridle Track

    1 hr one way, easy walking track, dogs with a DOC permit only. The Bridle Track is an alternative to walking the road. It’s an an easy grade through indigenous and exotic forest. The lower section is rocky and can be rough and uneven under foot. The track starts and read more

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    Port Fitzroy: Cooper’s Castle Track

    2 hr 30 min – 3 hr one way, advanced tramping track, dogs with a DOC permit only. Walk to a lookout with extensive views. Cooper’s Castle Track begins at the top of the Okiwi/Port Fitzroy Hill and ascends the southern ridge, under a forest canopy with views of both read more

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    Port Fitzroy: Forest Road

    13 km one way, 5 hrs, advanced tramping track, mountain biking, no dogs. Forest Road is a popular trek for both trampers and mountain bikers, providing a wide array of beautiful bush and mountain views. The track starts at the end of Kaiaraara Bay Rd, south of Port Fitzroy. Information read more

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    Port Fitzroy: Warrens Track

    1 hr one way, easy walking track, dogs with a DOC permit only. Warren’s Track is a gently graded climb to a waterfall. The stream offers deep pools good for swimming. It continues on through kauri plantation before joining the Bridle Track, which leads to the Port Fitzroy store. The read more

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    Station Rock Road

    Station Rock Road is at the top of Medland Road traveling from Tryphena. A short 15 minute walk to the scenic lookout which offers stunning views of Tryphena Bay at 630 metres.

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    Wairarapa Graves Walkway

    30 mins one way, easy walking track, no dogs. In one of the worst shipwrecks in New Zealand’s maritime history, about 140 people drowned when the SS Wairarapa hit rocks near Miners Head on 29 October 1894. Most of the dead from the shipwreck were taken back to Auckland. But read more

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    Whangaparapara: Forest Road

    13 km one way, 5 hrs, advanced tramping track, mountain biking, no dogs. Forest Road is a popular trek for both trampers and mountain bikers, providing a wide array of beautiful bush and mountain views. The track entrance is opposite the Te Ahumata track on Whangparapara Road. Information courtesy of read more