Introduction

One of the bush walks at Mimiwhangata, the track leads you to the top of the ridge with impressive views of the peninsula and out towards the Poor Knights Islands.

Track overview

4.5 km

Walking and tramping

2 hr 30 min return 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 cleaning station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

About this track

Description

The track starts on the right hand side of the road as you head into the park. After crossing the fence and stream, the track is marked clearly and heads straight towards the bush.

The track enters predominantly manuka and regenerating tanekaha on a clay track leading quite steeply up the side of the valley. Once you are near the top of the ridge, there are impressive views of the peninsula and out towards the Poor Knights Islands.

From here you can either make your way back the same way or continue and go down to the coast and back to the car park via the beach.

Getting there

Mimiwhangata Coastal Park is 48 km from Whangārei and 52 km from Russell. Take the old Whangārei-Russell coastal road, turn-off at Helena Bay and continue on Webb Road. After Teal Bay the road is unsealed, narrow and winding, and unsuitable for towing caravans. Mimiwhangata Coastal Road is after the Ngahau Bay turn-off.

Know before you go

  • There are unbridged river crossings. Do not attempt to cross in flood conditions.
  • There may be wasps and wasp nests in the area. 
  • Portable stoves and liquid fuel is a major concern in dry months. No fires are permitted within the park or on the beach.
  • Northland reserve bylaws apply to Mimiwhangata Scenic Reserve.
  • Overnight campervan stays are not permitted.
  • Camping is only permitted at Waikahoa Bay.
  • Follow tracks and use stiles where provided.
  • The rest of the farm is open for walking. Avoid disturbing stock and leave gates as you find them.
  • Farm hazards exist, including some electric fences.

Contacts

Whangarei Office
Phone:   +64 9 470 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   whangarei@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2 South End Ave
Raumanga
Whangarei 0110
Postal Address:   PO Box 842
Whangarei 0140
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