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Walking Trails

The coastal Bay of Plenty has many popular walking trails for you to explore. Enjoy Tauranga’s urban walks or be more adventurous and tackle our challenging hilly terrain.

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The Trig Walk

Waihi Beach

With excellent parking and a well formed track this is a must-do during your visit to Waihi Beach.

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Summerhill Trails

Tauranga

Summerhill Trails is for mountain bikers and walkers. Share our space, fresh air, peaceful environment & spectacular views.

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Papamoa Hills

Papamoa

The Papamoa Hills Regional Park is a hiker’s paradise. Explore the park’s cultural heritage and walk around former pa sites, or challenge yourself to reach the 224m-high summit and enjoy breathtaking views.

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Mt Maunganui (Mauao) Summit Walk

Mt Maunganui

Venture to the top of our most famous landmark. This walk takes about 40 minutes and requires a good level of fitness. Choose from two scenic tracks to reach the 232m-high summit. The view at the top is worth the effort.

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Mt Maunganui (Mauao) Base Track Walk

Mt Maunganui

Mauao is an iconic landmark and traversing its 3.4km base track is New Zealand’s single most popular walk. Allow 45 minutes and plenty of time to enjoy the crashing ocean waves and views across to Tauranga and Matakana Island.

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Orokawa Bay Walk

Waihi Beach

This popular walk starts at the northern end of Waihi Beach. Wind around the coastal headlands to reach Orokawa Bay and enjoy a picnic on the beach in the shade of giant pohutukawa trees. Allow 45 minutes each way.

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McLaren Falls Park

Tauranga

McLaren Falls Park is 190 hectares of parkland set alongside Lake McLaren and is just ten minutes by car, from Tauranga. The park is popular for camping, fishing, kayaking, disc golf course,…

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Virtually on Track

Papamoa

Discover, explore and connect with the new and exciting Virtually on Track project.

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Leisure Island (Moturiki)

Mt Maunganui

This small island sits just off Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach. In the past it’s been a Maori pa, a quarry, a marine aquarium and a tourist attraction called Leisure Island. Now it’s a protected reserve and a great place to enjoy a walk.

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Kaiate Falls

Papamoa

Walk through the forest to Kaiate Falls, where water tumbles down a ravine in a series of cascades. The swimming hole is located at the base of the lower falls.

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TECT All Terrain Park

Te Puke

Imagine a giant outdoor adventure park where you can create your own dream playground...

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Motu Trails

Opotiki

Whether you're a casual cyclist, a serious mountain biker or gravel rider, a runner, a walker or a family, Motu Trails offers you a stunning outdoors experience. Motu Trails is one of the great…

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Arataki Cultural Walking Trails

Mt Maunganui

Arataki: to lead, to point out, to guide. Experience guided walking trails using our mobile app and proximity technology to receive cultural information about sites of significance around the Mauao…

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Kohi Point Walkway - Whakatane to Ohope

Whakatane

Nga Tapuwae o Toi, or the "Footprints of Toi", is a walkway which captures the essence of the Whakatāne District. It includes pa sites of major historic significance, superb native forest, spectacular pohutukawa stands, unsurpassed coastal views, seabird colonies, forest birds in abundance, plantation forest and rural vistas.

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