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Walks and Trails

On this page is an introduction to, and a map of, the walking tracks in the district which we provide and maintain.
Updated: 4/06/2019 9:41 a.m.
Photograph of people enjoying a walk.

Well maintained tracks can be used
by people of all ages.

Numerous walks along well maintained paths and tracks with a wide variety of environments and scenery are one of the attractions of our district. They are a great way to explore the area's unique and natural beauty.

We work with other organisations, such as the Department of Conservation (DoC), to provide and look after the tracks to suit the capabilities of people of all ages and various fitness levels.

Track grades

1 - A well made path with easy access for most people including families.

2 - A short walk generally on well made paths but may include steeper sections.

3 - A longer walking track usually well made including steps and more suitable for people with reasonable fitness.

In most cases there are car parks and signage indicating the routes at the beginning of the tracks and toilet facilities are available at many of them.

Printable maps of individual tracks are included on each of the information pages on this website.

To see a map of toilet facilities in the district, follow the link below.

Full details about the DoC tracks can be found on their website. Link below.

Tracks and walks in the Whangarei area (Opens in a new window)

The map below shows the location of the tracks we look after. Click on the icons to view more details about each one.

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Map Legend

Capitaine Bougainville Memorial
Car park
DoC walks
Longer walk (more than 1 hour)
Non-WDC toilet
Parihaka Summit
Short walk (less than 1 hour)
WDC public toilet


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