Visitors at lighthouse, Cape Reinga. Photo: C Rudge.

Discover the walks available in Northland's Kaitaia area. Whether you want to venture out on Cape Reinga's west coast or take a short walk to Rangikapiti Pa, the area features hikes for people of all abilities and interests.

Kauri Coast

Kauri forest, Puketi State Forest, Northland. Photo: Peter Anderson.

You can view a map of Northland's Kauri Coast Area and discover some of the walks and tracks available in the area.

Bay of Islands

Boardwalk through Mangroves, Waitangi Walkway, Bay of Islands. Photo: B. Skinner.

Whether you're interested in a tramp to Cape Brett or a short walk around Toretore Island, the Bay of Islands area features a number of great walks and tracks for people of all abilities.


Bream Islands and Ocean Beach, Whangarei Heads, Whangarei. Photo: DOC.

From hiking to the summit of Mount Manaia to walking to Waipu Caves, the Whangarei area is a great place to explore on foot.

Auckland region

Kawa Kawa Bay, Auckland. Photo: Ketzal Sterling.

Discover the tracks and walks of the Auckland region, including Okura Bush and Goldie Bush walkways.

New Zealand tracks and walks

Trampers on the Mangatepopo boardwalk, Tongariro Crossing. Photo: Jimmy Johnson.

There are extensive walking and mountain biking opportunities on conservation land throughout New Zealand.


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DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map

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Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

Kauri dieback disease is attacking kauri trees in Northland. Stop it spreading.


Total fire ban

There is a total fire ban within the Kaipara and Whangarei Districts, effective from 1 February 2015 until further notice.

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code

1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Northland places


Whangarei Office
Phone:      +64 9 470 3300
Email:   whangarei@doc.govt.nz
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