Smugglers Bay Loop Track
Image: DOC


With coastal forest, spectacular views and WWII gun emplacements as well - there is plenty to see on this short, easy walk.

Adventure time: 1 hr 30 min
Distance: 3 km loop
Travel: 33.5 km from Whangārei

In warmer weather, bring your togs for a swim.


  • Experience pōhutukawa coastal forest.
  • Visit WWII gun emplacements.
  • Listen to native birds.
  • Explore rock pools.

To get your medal

  1. Plan your visit to Smugglers Bay Loop Track. Check for facilities and alerts before you go. 
  2. Download the Smugglers Bay Loop Track adventure map (PDF, 1,936K)
  3. Go on your adventure and find the code word on the Kiwi Guardians post.
Claim your medal

Claim your medal using the code word for this adventure. Each Kiwi Guardians adventure has a different medal – see how many you can collect.

Back to top