Introduction

Walk across farmland to the expansive Ripiro Beach.

Track overview

2 km one way | 8.2 km one way

Walking and tramping

30 min one way | 2 hr one way Easy: Walking track
Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

This easy and enjoyable track begins at Kai Iwi Lakes Road and heads over farmland to the expansive Ripiro Beach (30 minutes). Return back along the same track or continue north along Ripiro Beach to the other end at Aranga Beach Road (a further 1 hour 30 minutes). The view to the north is dominated by the majestic Maunganui Bluff in the distance, and marks the end of this track.

Getting there

Access is from Kai Iwi Lakes Road. From Dargaville, head north on SH12 for 23.6 km. Turn left onto Omamari Road and follow this for 7.6 km, then turn right into Kai Iwi Lakes Road and follow this for 4.8 km. The start of the track is signposted on the left of the road.

To walk the track in reverse, start on the northern end on Aranga Beach Road. From Dargaville, head north on SH12 for 36 km, then turn left onto Aranga Beach Road and continue for 6.5 km to the road end.

Know before you go

Access along the coastline is limited to the intertidal zone – the land above high tide is private land and trespassers may be prosecuted.

Contacts

Te Tai Kauri / Kauri Coast Office
Phone:   +64 9 439 3450
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   dargaville@doc.govt.nz
Address:   150 Colville Road
Dargaville
Postal Address:   150 Colville Road
RD7
Dargaville 0377
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