Maunganui Bluff Track
Located in Dargaville area in the Northland region
IntroductionClimb up and over an ancient volcanic crater for some of the best views in the region - pass through some pristine coastal vegetation dominated by Pohutukawa.
2.6 km to Maunganui Bluff | 5.3 km to Waikara Beach one way
Walking and tramping1 hr 30 min to Maunganui Bluff | 5 hr to Waikara Beach one way Easy: Walking track
Advanced: Tramping track
Beginning from Aranga Beach this track zigzags up the impressive volcanic remnant known as Maunganui Bluff. Turn around at the summit or continue north to Waikara Beach.
From the summit, the track descends into the Waitapu Saddle, then climbs once more before heading down onto the beach. There is a camping area but no facilities at the end of the track. Return the same way as there is no road access to this end of the track.
From Dargaville head north on SH12 for 36 km, then turn onto Aranga Coast Road and follow this for 6.5 km. The track starts at the end of Aranga Coast Road at Aranga Beach.
There is no road access to the northern end of the track - you must plan for a return trip.
Access further north along the coastline is limited to the intertidal zone, ie wet sand. The land above the high tide mark is private land and trespassers may be prosecuted.
Stay safe in the outdoors
- Take the right gear for your trip: Walking and tramping gear lists.
- Tell a trusted person your plans and when to raise the alarm if you haven’t returned. Send them the information directly, or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk.
- Follow the five essential steps of the Land Safety Code.
|Te Tai Kauri / Kauri Coast Office|
|Phone:||+64 9 439 3450|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
150 Colville Road
150 Colville Road
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