Harataonga Beach, Great Barrier Island

Image: Andris Apse | ©

Introduction

There are a number of tramping tracks in the Harataonga area, which offer great views of the island and surrounding coastline.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

30 min | 4 - 5 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs
  • Protect our wildlife
    • Check - your gear for pests, eg. rodents, insects, skinks
    • Clean - footwear and gear, removing soil and seeds
    • Seal - ensure your gear is zipped up (no open bags)

    See island biosecurity requirements.

About this track

Description

Harataonga Coastal Walkway

Time: 4 - 5 hr one way

This easy walk does not have the steep grades of many of the island's other tracks. It winds through regenerating forest and was once the road linking the island's south and north. From Harataonga campsite, the track heads west across a stream before following a coastline of magnificant views. The track ends at Aotea Road at the south end of Okiwi Basin.

The Harataonga Coastal Walkway is not a mountain bike route.

Getting there: There are two entry points. The Okiwi end starts at a signpost on Aotea Road, at the south end of Okiwi. Alternatively you can leave from the Harataonga campsite.

Harataonga Loop Track

Time: 30 min

This track branches to the right, close to the Harataonga end of the Coastal Walkway. The track loops back to the campground passing close to a pa site. Enjoy sea and coastal views.

Know before you go

The track passes through private property - keep to the marked track.

Beware of sheer drops.

Contacts

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 3796476
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Shop2, Shed 19, Princes Wharf
137 Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Postal Address:   PO Box 105 469
Auckland City 1143
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