From the Treaty Grounds, follow an easy gravel track, which passes over a mangrove boardwalk and then follows the Waitangi River to Haruru Falls. Enjoy the walk where you might be able to view nesting cormorants and enjoy the tranquility.
Paihia – Opua Coastal Walk 2 hours one way
Walk down to Te Haumi beach 200m from our motel. The walkway then continues from the northern side of the bridge over the Te Haumi river. The track then winds its way up and down the slopes of the cliff overlooking the water, over a mangrove boardwalk and onto Opua. Great scenery and plenty of resting places available. This picture was taken when I did the walk.
Paihia Lookout Track 30 mins one way
A pleasant walk through regenerating forest to a lookout over the bay.
Access to the track is via School Road, 700 metres from the centre of Paihia.
Can join Oromahoe Road Traverse (a further 2 hours).
Oromahoe Road Traverse 2.5 hours one way
The track follows a ridgeline through regenerating hardwood/podocarp forest, linking Oromahoe Road with School Road, near Paihia. Forest and sea views.
Harrison Scenic Reserve Walk 30 mins one way
This walk travels through some of the best coastal forest in the Bay of Islands. Magnificent Kohekohe and Purriri provide the canopy to a shady and pleasant walk. It is accessible via the coastal walkway at Cherry Bay or from Broadview Road, Opua.