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