Orokawa Scenic Reserve

Alert/Important notice

 Some tracks closed

2 May 2013: Due to a major rainfall event in April 2013 the William Wright Falls Track and the track from Orokawa Bay to Homunga Bay have been destroyed by landslide.

The track to Orokawa Bay from Waihi Beach is damaged but passable - take care around slips.

The track to Homunga Bay from Ngatitangata Road is damaged but passable - take care around slips.


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Orokawa Scenic Reserve comprises 145 hectares of native bush.


Orokawa Bay, Tauranga.
Orokawa Bay

Orokawa Scenic Reserve contains uncommon remnants of coastal forest, pohutukawa-fringed beaches, beautiful views and picnic spots, and good rock fishing. There are many historic pa sites. Mine tunnels along the coast recall largely unsuccessful attempts to extract gold.


Orokawa Scenic Reserve is north of Waihi Beach, off State Highway 2 at the end of Waihi Beach Road. The track is accessed from the northern end of the beach.

Places to stay

There is no accommodation available and camping is not permitted.

Plan and prepare

Dogs, horses, vehicles (including bicycles and motorbikes), fires, removal of plants or animals, camping or hunting are not permitted.

Caution: The track entrance at Waihi Beach may be inaccessible at high tide.

Safety is your responsibility.


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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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Tauranga Office
Phone:      +64 7 578 7677
Email:   taurangainfo@doc.govt.nz
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