Category Archives: Introduction

Welcome to Moto Walk NZ

Welcome to an occasional blog about motorbike rides and walks, mainly in the Bay of Plenty, Waikato, and Coromandel regions of New Zealand. I have been exploring backroads on motorbikes for a number of years, and have recently started doing day walks of up to about 5 to 6 hours duration, mainly on DoC tracks.

This blog will describe the tracks walked, their difficulty level, distance walked, time taken, facilities available, and will include some photos from the walks. Many of the walks also have a description on the DoC or other web site, and links to these descriptions will be posted. Clicking on a photo in a blog post will usually display a full-size version of the photo. Click on the back button to return to the post.

The following are the posts classified by general area.
Coromandel Peninsula:
Broken Hills, Hikuai
Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula
New Chums Beach
Opera Point Historic Reserve
Wentworth Falls
Karangahake:
Bluff Stream Kauri Loop
County Rd to Mt Karangahake Summit
Dean, Mangakino Pack, Daly’s Clearing and Waitawheta Tramway Tracks
Dickey Flat – Mangakino Pack Track Loop
Dickey Flat to Karangahake loop
Karangahake Tunnel Loop to Owharoa Falls
Mt Karangahake summit
Waitawheta Tramway Track – Franklin Rd to Waitawheta Hut
Katikati:
Ananui Falls from Woodland Rd
Aongatete Walking Tracks
Athenree Village
Katikati – Haiku Pathway, Uretara/Yeoman Walkway
Kauri Point – Ongare Point
Lindemann Loop Track and Wairoa Shelter
Mount Eliza Mine and Summit
Tanners Point
Tuahu Kauri and Sentinel Rock
Tuapiro Point
Wharawhara Track – Wharawhara Rd to Cashmore Clearing
Rotorua:
Hamurana Springs
Hemo Gorge Trail, Rotorua
Hinehopu/Hongi’s Track
Kaharoa Kokako Track
Lake Okareka Walkway
Lake Okataina Scenic Reserve – Ngahopua, Anaha and Kepa Tracks
Lake Tikitapu/Blue Lake
Mt Ngongotaha – Nature Loop and Jubilee Track
Okataina Western Walkway – SH30 to Patotara
Okere Falls
Rainbow Mountain – Maungakakaramea
The Redwoods – Pohaturoa Track
The Redwoods – Quarry Track
The Redwoods – Tokorangi Pa Track
The Redwoods – Treewalk
Tauranga central/south:
Gordon Carmichael Reserve
McLaren Falls Park – Lakeside and Waterfall tracks
McLaren Falls Park – Rimu Track
Mt Maunganui/Mauao
Ngamuwahine and Ngamuwahine Loop Tracks
North South Track – SH29 to North Henderson Tramline
Omanawa Falls
Otanewainuku – Rimu Loop – Whataroa Falls
Rapurapu Kauri Track
Ruahihi Canal walkway/cycleway
Tauranga / Historical Inner City + Waikareao
Te Rerenga and Lost Tank Tracks – TECT All Terrain Park
Waikareao Estuary Walkway
Yatton Park to Fraser Street Reserve
Tauranga east:
Kaiate Falls – Te Rerekawau
Otawa Trig from Te Puke Quarry Road
Papamoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park
Raparapahoe Falls
Tauranga west:
I’Anson Reserve
Leyland O’Brien Tramway Track
Minden Scenic Reserve
Omokoroa Peninsula
Puketoki Reserve
Te Puna Quarry Park – Part 1
Te Puna Quarry Park – Part 2
Te Aroha:
Ancient Maori Trail at Wairere Falls
Horseman’s and Lipsey Tracks, Te Aroha
Howarth Memorial Wetland Walkway – Te Aroha
Mt Te Aroha summit
Tui – Domain Track, Te Aroha
Tui Tracks to Mt Te Aroha Summit
Waiorongomai Pylon Peak Track
Waiorongomai Valley – High Level Pack and Cadman Tracks, Buck Rock, Low Level Drive
Waiorongomai Valley – Low Level, Water Race, New Era, High Level Pack Tracks
Waiorongomai Valley – Piako County Tramway
Wairere Falls
Waihi/Waihi Beach:
Athenree Village
Black Hill Walkway – Waihi
Bowentown Domain
Golden Cross Mine to Maratoto Road
Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway – Waihi
Orokawa Bay and Homunga Bay
Pohutukawa Park track at Waihi Beach
Waihi Beach New Track
Waihi to Waikino loop – rail and walk/cycle
William Wright Falls
Waikato:
Hakarimata Kauri Loop Walk
Hakarimata Summit Track
Jim Barnett Reserve – Waikato River Trail
Kakepuku
Mt William Walkway
Pukeatua
Pukemokemoke Reserve
Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari Summit Northern Loop
Te Tapui Loop Track – Maungakawa
Te Waihou Walkway and Blue Spring
Waikato River Trail – Waotu to Mangarewa Bridge
Waikato River Trails – Jones Landing to Arapuni
Whakatane:
Karaponga Reserve and Dam
Kohi Point Walkway – Ohope – Whakatane
Kohi Point Walkway – Whakatane – Ohope
Nga Tapuwae o Toi – Burma Rd to Whakatane
Nga Tapuwae o Toi – Ohope to Burma Rd
Onekawa Te Mawhai Regional Park, Ohiwa
Putauaki (Mt Edgecumbe), Kawerau King of the Mountain race
Tauwhare Pa, Ohope
The Motu Road – Eastern Bay of Plenty
Whakaari / White Island