Time: 30 min return
Distance: 2 km
Time: 60 min return
Distance: 4 km
The track follows Kareaara Stream from Tangoio Falls parking area to Te Ana Falls, where kids can enjoy a splash. Enjoy the native bush and watch for koura (freshwater crayfish) in the streams. Continue walking uphill for an additional 15 minutes to reach Tangoio Falls.
Time: 2 hr
Distance: 4.4 km
Tangoio Walkway can be accessed from the picnic / parking areas at either the southern end of Tangoio Falls Scenic Reserve or opposite White Pine Bush Scenic Reserve.
If starting at the White Pine car park, care needs to be taken when crossing SH 2 to the start of the track.
The walkway passes through native forest, open grassland and old and new pine plantations intermixed with redwoods and other species - look out for native orchid flowers in early summer. The track is steep in places and a stream crossing requires care after rain.
Walking the track from north to south is recommended as the going is nearly all downhill.
Tangoio Falls Scenic Reserve is 27 km north of Napier on SH2.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.