Introduction

This easy track is just 1 km north of Maiki/Flagstaff Hill, near Russell. Tapeka Point is the perfect base for exploring this part of the Bay of Islands by land or water.

Track overview

500 m one way

Walking and tramping

15 min one way Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

  • Kauri dieback
    Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

About this track

Description

A narrow grassy track, steep in places, starts from Du Fresne Place and leads you across a number of what were once defensive ditches to the end of Tapeka Peninsula and the top-most part of Tapeka Pa itself.

You can get stunning views all along the track over the whole of the Bay of Islands, from Cape Wiwiki in the north to Rakaumangamanga in the south-east.

10,000 Steps Northland: This track equates to about 667 steps. 

Getting there

Tapeka Point is located 1 km north of Flagstaff Hill, near Russell.

Know before you go

  • Make sure all children are supervised on this walk.
  • Natural hazards exist e.g. cliffs, drop-offs, undercuts, slips.
  • Remain on the maintained track at all times.
  • Do not attempt the track after dark.
  • Parts of this track are steep and slippery so take care after rain.

Contacts

Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
Phone:   +64 9 407 0300
Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
Email:   bayofislandsbooking@doc.govt.nz
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