Lake Mahināpua at dusk
Image: Philippe Gerbeaux | DOC. | DOC



This flat, easy walk or mountain bike ride, suitable for children, follows an old logging tramline and passes beautiful Lake Mahinapua.

This track is part of the West Coast Wilderness Trail (Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails).

Walking and tramping

2 hr - 2 hr 30 min Easy: Walking track

Mountain biking

Easy: Grade 2

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 731 1895
Address 4294 Coast Road
RD 1 Runanga 7873
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