Lagoon at Taronui Bay

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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
  • Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri
    • Kauri dieback disease is spread through soil.
    • Scrub soil off shoes and gear and check it's all removed before you go.
    • Use a hygiene station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri


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 left into 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 the Taronui Recreation Reserve  along the track. Signs and orange warratahs along the track mark the route.

Alternatively, the reserve can be reached from Tapuaetahi Beach at low tide.

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 and a good supply of drinking water is essential.
  • 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.
  • Take care on the muddy section of track.
  • Track and beach can only be accessed by foot.


  • Vehicles must be parked in the carpark next to the DOC sign. Do not park in front of the gate.
  • 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
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
Postal Address:   PO Box 128
Kerikeri 0245
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