IntroductionOkura Bush Walkway is closed from the south end, between Haigh Road entrance and Karepiro Bay.
Haigh Road entrance to Karepiro Bay
This section is accessed from the southern entrance. It is closed.
Stillwater to Karepiro Bay (Dacre Cottage)
This section is accessed from the northern entrance. It is open and is managed by Auckland Council.
The northern entrance at Stillwater can be accessed from Duck Creek Rd, off Spur Rd which runs off East Coast Rd. Stillwater is 35.5 km from downtown Auckland.
The track adjoins the Long Bay - Okura Marine Reserve (restrictions apply).
Sections of the track may become slippery after periods of rain. Keep to the track when crossing private farmland, and take care around stock. Leave gates as you find them.
Karepiro Bay and Stillwater are fragile areas, with New Zealand dotterel and oystercatcher populations. People pose a threat to these shorebirds by disturbing nesting birds - birds will not return to incubate their nests until you have gone and eggs can overheat or become chilled quickly. Stick to the track and stay well away from birds during their nesting season (from about mid-September on). Take care when you walk on the beach to avoid crushing their well-camouflaged eggs.
Dogs are not permitted on the tracks because of the threat they pose to stock and wildlife, with the exception of certified assistance dogs.