The short Pā Road Walk links Pā Road to the Kerikeri Basin.

Track overview

185 m one way

Walking and tramping

5 min one way Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

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About this track


This short walk takes you from the Kororipo Scenic Reserve down to the head of the Wairoa Stream.

The track leads you through a mix of mainly regenerating scrub and tall exotic gums. It ends at the Kerikeri River where a bridge connects to a short Far North District Council track and the continuation of the Te Araroa trail.

10,000 Steps Northland: This track equates to about 667 steps.

Getting there

The Pā Road Walk can be reached from the Kerikeri Basin on Kerikeri Road. Access is across the carpark from the Stone Store, or from the St James Church lower carpark. Once on top of the Kororipo Pa head south along the Pa Road Walk.

History and culture

This area is rich in historical significance and was a popular watering spot during pre-European times.

Know before you go

  • Dogs are not permitted on the walking tracks in the Kerikeri Basin due to the risk they pose to kiwi and other wildlife.
  • There is a parking and picnicking area on the northern side of the footbridge over the Kerikeri River. You can also leave your car at the St James lower carpark.
  • Before leaving for your walk, make sure your vehicle is locked and any valuables out of sight.


Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
Phone:   +64 9 407 0300
Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
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