IntroductionDiscover one of the east coast's last remaining tracts of native coastal forest with its many nikau palms - it's a short, easy walk that's great for kids.
This well-marked, all-weather track is mostly flat with some gentle inclines. It's suitable for families.
Nikau Loop Track in Morere Springs Historic Reserve
The Mōrere Hot Springs complex closes at 5.45 pm. To make sure you return before the springs close do not access the:
- Ridge Track or Mangakawa Track after 2.45 pm, or
- Nikau Loop track after 4.45 pm.
If you access the tracks via Tunanui Road you must enter and exit on Tunanui Road and stay on the tracks. If you go into the pools complex, you will have to pay the entry fee.
This track is in Mōrere Recreation Reserve, 40 km east of Wairoa and 58 km south of Gisborne.
Access via Mōrere Hot Springs
The main entrance to the Mōrere Recreation Reserve is off SH2 through the Mōrere Hot Springs complex.
Access is available only during opening hours and Mōrere Hot Springs entry fees apply. Ample carparking is available here.
Free public access to tracks only
Alternative public access at any time to walking tracks only is via Tunanui Road. This is around 1 km north of the Mōrere Hot Springs entrance. Entrance to the tracks is about 500 m from SH2. There is no formed carpark at this entrance.