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Waitangi Wander, Northland

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Waitangi WanderIntermediate

Submitted by Chris Taylor

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Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Plantation/exotic forest


5:00 (Slow)
4:00 (Moderate)
3:00 (Fast)



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Start from Te Wairoa Road and run along track following signs for the Te Araroa trail. There are a couple of side roads on right which provide for a few extra hills. However, essentially, stay of Te Wairoa Road all the way through to T-section with Te Puke Road after about 15kms. Turn right and follow Te Puke Road all the way to the public road / car park for Mt Bledisloe. Take a quick detour up the Mt Bledisloe track for great views over the bay.

Once done, follow Te Puke Road down hill to intersection with Haruru Falls Road, turning left. Follow Haruru Falls Road (which turns into Tau Henare Drive) all the way down to the Treaty Grounds (which passes through the middle of the golf club). Looking for a right hand westwards turn just on southern side of golf course to enter the Haruru Falls Track. Follow the Haruru Falls Track all the way through to Haruru Falls Road (passing the falls). Turn right onto Haruru Falls Road and then left onto Te Puke Road (where you previously exited) and back all the way up Te Wairoa Road.

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Features of interest

Run past Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Haruru Falls. Get a great view of the Bay of Islands at the Mt Bledisloe lookout.

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 10%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 75%

Gravel Road: 12%

Sealed Road: 3%

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  • Access

    About 5km or so from Kerikeri. Find Kerikeri Inlet Road and follow road down hill and over bridge. A few hundred metres along on right is Te Wairoa Road which is start of the trail.

    There are a few spots for parking at the trail head, but not great. May need to travel up/down road looking for suitable place if there are a few cars already parked there.

    5 km

    7 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Main one is to find the Haruru Falls Track from Tau Henare Drive. Study the map to get a good idea of where this is.


    Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    Take your own water (none drinkable along trail).

    A bit wet and muddy in places in winter but generally good year round (its Northland!).

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