Muriwai Walk

Image: Shellie Evans | Creative Commons

Introduction

Located beyond Port Jackson campsite, this stunning coastal walk leaves the Muriwai Hilltop car park and heads along a benched farm track along the ridge towards Wharekaiatua Pa.

Track overview

6 km loop

Walking and tramping

2 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs
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About this track

Description

Views along the Muriwai walk.
Muriwai walk

This stunning coastal walk leaves the car park and heads along a benched farm track along the ridge towards Wharekaiatua Pa. Domed topped bollards mark the walk as it is formed and grassed.

Tramper on the Muriwai walk.
Muriwai walk

You will see views across to Great Barrier and the Hauraki Gulf. Follow along the track until you get to Muriwai estuary (note this is easier to cross at low tide) and continue along the beach until you get to the boat ramp at Port Jackson campsite. Walk through the campsite and head back up Fletcher Bay Road to the Hilltop car park or turn around and return via the Muriwai walk.

Getting there

Head to Port Jackson, 58 km north of Coromandel. From Coromandel take the Colville Road for 22 km until the Whangaahei Junction, then turn left and follow the Port Jackson Road for 28 km until you get to Fantail Bay. From Fantail Bay follow the road for a futher 8 km.

Drive along Fletcher Bay Road past Port Jackson campsite and up to the Muriwai Hilltop car park.

Know before you go

Caution: Care is required in windy weather as this walk is exposed.

Contacts

Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
Hauraki Office
Phone:   +64 7 867 9180
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   thames@doc.govt.nz
Address:   3/366 Ngati Maru Highway (SH25)
Thames 3500
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
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