Ngarunui Beach

Image: Florian Bugiel | Creative Commons

Introduction

Two short walking tracks leaving from the Bryant Memorial Reserves.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

20-25 min Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Ngarunui Track

Time: 20 min one way
Distance: 800 m one way

Access is from Wainui Road along the coast south west of Raglan.

From the car park beside the Bryant Home Children’s Bible Camp, follow the steps down to a well formed track through a small patch of coastal forest, with tree ferns, nikau palm, kawakawa and kowhai in abundance.

A third of the way down there is a lookout providing excellent views northward along the coast, and at the bottom, steps lead on to Ngarunui Beach. From Ngarunui Beach, you can walk along the seashore to Wainui Reserve (administered by Waikato District Council).

There are toilets at Wainui Reserve and also Manu Bay.There is an alternative access to the Ngarunui track via 50 steps from Earles Place (limited parking).

Ngarunui Beach (also known as Wainui Beach and Ocean Beach) is the main Raglan beach for swimming, surfing and picnicking. The surf patrol operates about 200 m from the track entrance to the beach.

Water-race track

Time: 25 min one way
Distance: 1 km one way

Across the road from the Bryant Home Children’s Bible Camp, another track, through regenerating coastal forest leads to a seat, and to a water intake - the supply for Bryant Home. The track follows an historic water-race that in 1924 powered a generator providing electricity for the Bryant Home. An alternative entry track comes from Upper Wainui Road down a mown access strip to a bridge. The track follows on to link up with the water-race track.

Getting there

Access from Wainui Rd or Earles Place, near Raglan.

Contacts

Te Rapa Office
Phone:   +64 7 850 8378
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   waikato@doc.govt.nz
Address:   5 Northway St
Te Rapa
Hamilton 3200
Postal Address:   PO Box 20025
Te Rapa
Hamilton 3241
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