Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Paradise in Onemana

Whangamata, Waikato

Submitted by Charlotte Foley

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 12 ?

Gnarl Factor: 52 ?








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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Dog Friendly

Native bush



Run Makeup


Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +14.1%

Average Downhill Gradient: -14.1%


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This track is never flat and never boring. There is a short diversion to the left to reach the first bay which you will need to track back up to rejoin the main trail. At the second bay you will need to head to far end of the beach where the track heads up a steep bank through some flax. This is not always obvious but if you look carefully you will find it. After a few minutes you will reach a farm gate. Head down the farm track to your left and the last beach is only a few minutes away. The first beach is probably far enough for most children. Toddlers are most likely to need carrying in parts.

The track passes through two pristine bays and ends at a third beach. There are stunning cliff faces on the way to the first bay.

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There is plenty of parking.

10 km

14 minutes




Remember the track leaves the second bay at the far end of the beach. So long as the coast is on your left heading out and on your right heading back you can't go wrong.

Generally good.

Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone

There is no drinking water en route. This can be a surprisingly thirst inducing trail despite its short distance!

Can be muddy and slippery after heavy rain.
Can get pretty hot in warm weather so take some water.

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Trail Reviews

This track is a good workout. There are several steep ups and downs but the private beaches are good reward. I would not recommend this track when wet as the hills can be slippery. The trail is vauge in a couple of places but look for pink spraypained on trees or roots.

Kirstine Collins

August 29, 2020

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