View from Cape Reinga
Image: Benhi Dixon | Creative Commons

Introduction

Te Paki is home to a wide range of native plants and animals, with easy access to great campgrounds, walking tracks and many recreation opportunities.

Highlights

The area provides easy access to idyllic campgrounds, great walking tracks and picnic areas. Opportunities for outdoor recreation include enjoying the stunning views, bird watching and tramping, swimming, diving, fishing and surfing.

Find things to do and places to stay Te Paki Recreation Reserve

Snorkelling and scuba diving are popular on the most sheltered east coast.

Fishing is popular from rocky headlands on the more sheltered east coast.

The 4WD standard road to Pandora is suitable for walking or mountain biking.

Check, Clean, Dry

Clean all gear when moving between waterways to prevent the spread of didymo and other freshwater pests.

How to check, clean, dry your gear.

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

Contacts

Te Hiku / Kaitaia Office
Phone:   +64 9 408 6014
Fax:   +64 9 408 6019
Email:   kaitaia@doc.govt.nz
Address:   25 Matthews Ave
Kaitaia 0441
Postal Address:   PO Box 569
Kaitaia 0441
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