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Parihaka Hatea Loop, Northland

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Parihaka Hatea LoopBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Dianne Zucchetto

Info Info

Trail Information

13.50km

370m

370m

 

Northland

Whangarei

Urban fringe

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Plantation/exotic forest
Riverside

Beginner - Intermediate

2:30 (Slow)
1:45 (Moderate)
1:15 (Fast)

-6.4%

+5.2%

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Description

Starting at Te Matau a Pohe Bascule Bridge car park, head north (left) along the Hatea River toward the Town Basin. Cross Riverside Drive at the Canopy Bridge and follow the river past the indoor swimming pools. The path turns into a boardwalk through the mangroves before joining with Ewing Road.

Turn left onto Ewing Road, and follow to the end where there is a path and stairs on the right, connecting with Vale Road. Turn left at the top of the stairs and follow to the end of Vale Road to connect with the gravel path into the Parihaka Forest. At the end of the gravel path, turn right onto Whareora Road.

Follow Whareora Road to A H Reed Memorial Park. Opposite A H Reed Memorial Park is Goetzee Track. Follow Goetzee Track up to the mountain bike park and Spider Junction. Take care in the mountain bike park and do not enter the mountain bike tracks. Turn right at Spider Junction, following the gravel road uphill toward the summit of Mount Parihaka.

The gravel road connects with the top of Memorial Drive, follow the road and stairs to the summit. Take in the view and enjoy a breather before taking Ross Track on the left next to the lookout. Follow Ross Track down until you see Mackesy Bush track on the left. Head back uphill on Mackesy Bush track. This section of track has recently been upgraded with the installation of lots of stairs.

There are options to connect to Memorial Drive, but keep right to connect to Riverside Drive. Once on Riverside Drive, cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and continue straight ahead onto the Hatea Loop, past the BMX track and over the bascule bridge, back to the start.


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Features of interest

Incorporates the Hatea Loop - Huarahi o te Whai (Pathway of Opportunity), Whangarei Town Basin Marina, sculpture park, and heritage information. The Parihaka scenic reserve contains stands of Kauri. Mount Parihaka is a former pa site and is one of the most significant mountains for Maori in Northland.


Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 5%

Moderate Single Track: 45%

Easy Single Track: 10%

Gravel Road: 5%

Sealed Road: 35%


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  • Access

    There are many places to start the Parihaka-Hatea Loop. This guide uses the Bascule Bridge with access to toilets, water and unlimited parking. There are also freedom camping parks here too.

    Unlimited parking, including freedom camping. Close to public transport route as well.

    4 km

    6 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    GoetzeeTrack can be difficult to find, as the sign is often covered by long grass.
    Take care also at the end of Goetzee Track, at Spider Junction. There are a few tracks going in different directions. Keep to the right and head uphill.

    Perfect throughout.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    Plenty of water fountains along the Hatea Loop and at A H Reed Memorial Park. No water available in the Parihaka Reserve forest.

    Goetzee gets very slippery and muddy after rain. The rest of the trails are all weather tracks. But take care in the wet on the downhill sections.

    Take care along Goetzee Track and around the mountain bike park. Look out for mountain bikers.

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