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Nearby walking tracks

Papamoa Hills Regional Park will be closed to the public for approximately four months from 5 October 2016.

See our map of popular Bay of Plenty walks for some ideas about new places you could explore while the Park is closed or try one of the suggestions below.

Papamoa stormwater reserves

A series of pathways follow the Papamoa stormwater reserves, providing a walking and cycle link from Pacific View Road to Wairakei Reserve. See map >>

  • Papamoa Domain to Pacific View Rd: 40 mins
  • Pacific View Rd to Gravatt Rd via Hartford Ave Reserve: 45 mins
  • Papamoa Beach Reserve to Wairakei Reserve: 50 mins
  • Wairakei Reserve loop: 25 mins

Kaiate Falls

Kaiate Falls (also known as Te Rerekawau Falls) offers well formed walking tracks, although quite steep in some places.

The main track leads to the top, and then to the base of the upper series of falls before continuing downhill to the lower falls. Another track, just below the car park, follows the stream back to the road bridge. Depending which tracks you take, expect a walking time of up to 60 minutes return.

Access is from Kaiate Falls Road, off Waitao Road.  See page 9 of the Western Bay of Plenty Walks Guide for further details and a track map

Mauao (Mt Maunganui)

Stroll around the base or venture higher up to enjoy the breathtaking views this mountain has to offer.

The base track is 3.4 km and takes about 45 minutes to walk. The summit is 232m high – it takes about 40 minutes to get to the top. Find out more>>

Other walks around Tauranga City

There are many other lovely estauries and parks you can enjoy around Tauranga which are well service by walking tracks maintained by Tauranga City Council. See information and maps in the Tauranga walkways and cycleways booklet.

Otawa, Otanewainuku and other Western Bay of Plenty walks 

From short, easy coastal strolls and up-hill-and-downdale tramps to testing bush trails, there’s something for everyone in this Western Bay of Plenty walks guide.