Walks in the Te Paki Farm Park
CAPE REINGA - TAPOTUPOTU BAY
This walk conunenses at Cape Reinga near the car park and decends steeply to Sandy Bay. A steep climb up the other side of the bay via the coastal ridge and keeping near to the cliff will bring you to Tapotupotu Bay. Allow 2 hours.
There is road access to Tapotupotu Bay.
TAPOTUPOTU BAY - TE PAKI TRIG
Upstream from the Bay, cross the stream, (best done at low tide) and take coastal ridge. After about 1 hours walk the track goes inland via Darkies Ridge, joins the Pandora Track and reaches a gate at the end of a partly metalled track. A side track continues to Te Paki Trig 310m above sea level. Remains of a wartime radar station are evident and there are extensive views. Allow 3.5 hours.
TE PAKI - PANDORA - SPIRITS BAY
From Te Paki Trig, return to the gate and proceed down track to Pandora Beach. If tide permits, take seaward route around rocks to western end of Spitis Bay or alteniatively take route above the rocks. Continue along beach or along sandbills to Spirits Bay camp site.
From Sprirts Bay the road goes back to SH1 at Waitiki Landing.
Allow 5 hours.
TWILIGHT BEACH - 90 MILE BEACH
Continue along Twilight Beach to the Southern end to marker - 1 hour. Follow undulating old vehicle track over Scott Point following markers. Track decends to 90 Mile Beach - 1.5 hours.
CAPE REINGA -TE WERAHI BEACH - SCHEDULE OF WALKING TIMES
- MAIN ROAD
A walk of 3 hours from Cape Reinga along Te Werahi Beach to the Southern end then back across the sand dunes to the Cape Reinga end of road at Te Werahi Gate.
CAPE REINGA - CAPE MARIA VAN
A walk of 5.5 hours from Cape Reinga along to Te Werahi Beach then up over the sand dunes to to a sign - Cape Maiia van Dieman. Back at the sign retrace steps to the Southern end of Te Werahi Beach then across to the Te Werahi Gate.
TE WERAHI GATE - TE WERAHI BEACH - TWILIGHT BEACH &
From Te Werahi Gate a track through the paddock leads to a stile. From the stile die track crosses the swamp by boardwalk then over the sand dunes to the Southern end of Te Werahi Beach. Follow the markers Southward over the sand dunes then along the coast line to the Northern end of Twilight Beach. From the beach a marked track leads back to the stile and then to the Te Werahi Gate.
TE WERAHI GATE - TE WERAIII BEACH - CAPE MARIA VAN
DIEMAN & RETURN
From Te Werahi Gate a track through the paddock to Southern end of 90 Mile Beach leads to a stile. From the stile the track crosses the swamp by boardwalk then over the sand dunes to the Southern end of Te Werahi Beach. Follow the markers over the sand dunes to a sign - Cape Maria van Dieman.
Round trip 5 hours.
SCHEDULE OF WALKING TIMES:
FROM TE WERARI GATE
to Twilight Beach & return 3 hours
to Twilight Beach & North end of 90 Mile Beach 4 hours
to Twilight Beach & 90 Mile Beach 6 hours
to picnic area at Te Paki Stream
to Cape Maria van Diemaii & return 5 hours
to Cape Maria van Dieman & Cape Reinga 5.5 hours
to Te Werahi Beach & Cape Reinga 3 hours
to Twilight Beach to Te Werahi Beach & return 4 hours
FROM CAPE REINGA
to North end of Te Werahi Beach & return 1.5 hours
to Te Werahi Beach & Cape Maria van 6 hours
Dieman & return
to Te Werahi Beach & Cape Maria van 5.5 hours
Dieman to Te Werahi Gate
to Te Paki Strealn picnic area 8 hours
to Te Paki Strealn picnic area via Cape 9.5 hours
Maria van Dieman
to Southern end of 90 Mile Beach 30 hours
to Sandy Bay & return 1.5 hours
to Tapotupotu Bay 2 hours
TE PAKI STREAM PICNIC AREA
to 90 Mile Beach 45 mins
to Northern end of 90 Mile Beach 2 hours
to Southern end of 90 Mile Beach 22 hours
to Te Werahi Gate via Twilight Beach 5.5 hours
to Te Werahi Gate via Cape Maria v Dieman 8.5 hours
to Te Werahi Gate via Te Werahi Beach 7 hours
to Cape Reinga 8 hours
from Spirits Bay Road to Earth wall & return 2 hours
from Te Paki Trig to kauris 30 mins
from SH1 to Te Paki Trig & return 2.5 hours
All tracks are marked with orange markers.
Please ensure you close all gates and do not disturb any stock.