The Whangaruru North Head Walking Tracks can be accessed from the popular campsite at Puriri Bay. The tracks follow through native forest and ridgelines before dropping down into secluded bays.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

  • Kauri dieback
    Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

About this track


From the popular campsite and amenity area at Puriri Bay are a series of interlinked walks. They follow through native forest along ridgelines giving panoramic views of the harbour and open coastlines.

The tracks drop down into secluded bays, such as Admirals Bay, suitable for swimming and snorkelling.

Getting there

Puriri Bay, lies just inside the mouth of Whangaruru Harbour, on the east coast half way between Whangarei and Russell. The turn off to Whangaruru North is at Ngaiotonga on the old Whangarei – Russell coastal road.


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