Kōhī Point overlook
Image: Neil Robert Hutton | ©



Ngā Tapuwae o Toi, or the 'Footprints of Toi', is an exceptional walkway which captures the essence of the Whakatāne district.

It includes pā sites of major historical significance, superb native forest with spectacular pōhutukawa stands, unsurpassed coastal views, beaches, an abundance of birdlife and a well-formed track.

Ngā Tapuwae o Toi (The footsteps of Toi) is aptly named as it traverses the heart of what was once the great chieftain Toi’s dominion. His stronghold, Kapu-te-Rangi (Pā of Gentle Breezes), is one of the oldest known pā sites in the country and is a highlight of the Kōhī Point portion of the walkway.

It has an incredible panoramic view of the volcanic peaks of Whakaari/White Island through to Mount Tarawera.

Walking and tramping

Easy: Walking track


Whakatane Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   easternbop@doc.govt.nz
Address:   9 Louvain Street
Postal Address:   P O Box 457
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