View from Marsden Cross
From the stile at the roadside, the track leads you through farmland to Oihi Bay and the Marsden Cross. This stone monument marks the first sermon preached in New Zealand.
Once at Oihi Beach, there is a small stream to cross, which runs dry most of the year.
You can also take a short bushwalk through the remnants of New Zealand’s first European orchard to another memorial commemorating one of New Zealand’s pioneering families, the Hansens.
10,000 Steps Northland: This track equates to about 1,776 steps. Learn more about this programme on the Sport Northland website.
Know before you go
- No dogs or fires due to risks to wildlife, especially kiwi.
- Before leaving for your walk, make sure your vehicle is locked and any valuables out of sight.