Walking the track will take you through a mixed landscape of pasture and wooded areas to the beautiful white sands of Taronui Bay.

Track overview

3.7 km one way

Walking and tramping

45 - 60 min one way Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

  • Kauri dieback
    Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

About this track


On your way to Taronui Bay itself you will cross three stiles.

Getting there

The Taronui Recreation Reserve Track starts approximately 16.2 km north of Kerikeri.

From Kerikeri, take the Heritage Bypass north, turn right onto Waipapa Road, then Landing Road, then Kapiro Road. You can also get to Kapiro Road turning off from SH10. 

From Kapiro Road, turn into Purerua Road, then Hewitt Road. The reserve is signposted on the corner of Hewitt Road, and there is a carpark at the entrance.

There is no vehicle access to Taronui Bay. You can only walk to it at low tide along the Taronui Recreation Reserve Track or from Tapuaetahi Beach at low tide. Signs and orange warratahs along the beach mark the route.

Know before you go

  • Camping, shooting and pets are not allowed on the track or in the recreation reserve.
  • The track is quite exposed, so appropriate clothing/hats/sunscreen is essential, as is a good supply of drinking water.
  • While the track is mostly flat and well-formed, it does include inclines and some scrub, so may not be suitable for the very young or the elderly.
  • Vehicles can be parked next to the DOC sign.
  • 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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