Ruakaka Pipeline Road Track is considered suitable for people of most fitness levels. The 3-km track provides back dune access to Bream Bay.

Track overview

3 km

Walking and tramping

1 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit for recreational hunting or management purposes only.

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    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
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About this track


This is a long, well-formed track that follows the gas pipeline and provides useful back dune access to Bream Bay. You will enjoy idyllic views of the Bay. At many points on the track, you get access down to the beach and you can return to the point of departure by a different path.

This lovely track provides great opportunity for exercise and leisure walking.

Getting there

Ruakaka is located off SH1, 30 minutes drive south of Whangarei. You can access the track from the Mair Rd car park, next to the oil refinery. Walk south from there.


Whangarei Office
Phone:   +64 9 470 3300
Address:   2 South End Ave
Whangarei 0110
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