Introduction

This short walking track takes you to Rarawa beach.

Track overview

500 m

Walking and tramping

20 min Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit for recreational hunting or management purposes only
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    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your footwear and gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

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About this track

Description

This short walking track begins from either the day visitor parking or the campground.

From the campground: Head through the pines, following the well-worn track. Walk along the river, through sand dunes onto the beach.

From the day visitor parking area: Follow the well-worn walking track through light vegetation. When you come to a fork in the road, you can continue straight ahead and follow the track towards the beach, or turn right and follow the track taking you to the campground.

Getting there

Rarawa Beach is located in the Far North of the North Island, approximately 45 minutes north of Kaitaia.

From Kaitaia, follow State Highway 1 north. The turn-off for Rarawa Beach from SH 1 is signposted, 3 kilometres north of Ngataki.

There is day visitor parking just before the entrance to the campground.

Know before you go

  • Sand can be very hot during the summer when walking barefoot, so light walking shoes or sandals are recommended.
  • Fires are not permitted in the reserve.

Toitū te whenua – leave the land undisturbed

  • Respect our cultural heritage
  • Protect plants and animals
  • Remove rubbish
  • Do not cut or remove vegetation
  • Light no fires
  • Keep to the track
  • Consider others
  • Enjoy your visit

Contacts

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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