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Kauri Point Kaper, Bay of Plenty

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Kauri Point KaperBeginner

Submitted by Noeline Best

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Bay of Plenty


Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


1:30 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:45 (Fast)



A couple of areas have had slips, but are still passable. Caution signs are up in these places.

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The first part of the trail winds up and through some bush, with views across the harbour. There are some slips, but these are clearly marked and passable. There is a point where the trail winds back on itself (and you doubt the direction), but then you appear at a gate at the base of a reserve (Pa site nearby). Head right and follow the fence to a stile, cross this, then continue following the fence line along grassland.

Follow the markers and mowed strips past the Pa site and down to the waterfront, past the statue overlooking the bay. Continue past the trees and cows until you reach Esplanade Road at Ongare Point. Follow this road along the waterfront, then it veers left and up to an intersection. Head right for a short distance to the turnaround point at the Ongare Point boat ramp.

Admire the view across the harbour, then return the way you came and finish again at the end of the Kauri Point jetty.

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Features of interest

There is a Pa site just before the half way mark.

Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 25%

Easy Single Track: 25%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 25%

Sealed Road: 25%

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  • Access

    Trail starts opposite the Kauri Point Jetty at the end of Chelmsford Street (you'll see a trail marker on the left hand side of the road). Take the trail that heads off to the right, at the base of the stairs. If you want the full distance, start at the very end of the Jetty (it's about 200m long).

    There is a car park just up from the trail start. Normally only used by fishermen, so not very busy.

    47 km

    42 minutes



  • Staying Safe


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    Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries.

    No drinkable water. Take your own.

    There are a couple of sections where there have been slips. These have been packed down and are passable, but are either muddy, or have boards that you need to navigate across.

    In the first section of bush, there are a few areas where it drops off to the side. Plenty of small trees to grab onto to steady yourself.

  • Post run indulgence

    Selection of bakeries to choose from
    Katikati town centre

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