Overlooking Te Werahi Beach and Cape Maria van Dieman from Cape Reinga
Image: Steve | Creative commons

Introduction

From Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua, this 2 km track follows the West Coast leading you down past steep cliffs to the long, sweeping Te Werahi Beach.

Track overview

2 km

Walking and tramping

45 min Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit for recreational hunting or management purposes only.

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    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
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About this track

Description

This section makes a nice short walk or half day excursion. At Te Werahi you will notice the coastline is wilder than the secluded north/east coast bays.

If you wish to continue or link to the Twilight - Te Werahi Loop Track the walk along Te Werahi Beach is about 3 km and takes nearly one hour.  The loop can be accessed at the far end of the beach. 

This track between Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua and Te Werahi Beach forms part of the Te Paki Coastal Track.

Getting there

Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua and Te Paki are located at the northernmost area of New Zealand on the Aupouri Peninsula. Follow State Highway 1 north from Kaitaia approximately 96 km to Te Paki and 111 km to Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua.

Know before you go

  • Pack your insect repellent, sunscreen, and tide chart.
  • You may want to time your arrival at Te Werahi Stream to avoid high tide, which makes the stream crossing more difficult.

Safety

Take care around rocks and streams - some sections of the track may not be accessible around high-tide.

Contacts

Kaitaia Office
Phone:   +64 9 408 6014
Address:   25 Matthews Ave
Kaitaia 0441
Email:   kaitaia@doc.govt.nz
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