Whakakaiwhara Pa Walk

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Walking track

This walk branches off the Farm Loop. Follow the blue markers to the end of the peninsula. Here you can reach an isolated and unusual triangular Maori pä site by traversing the remains of a defensive ditch. Within the pä are remains of houses and pits (rua) used for storing kümara.

Whakakaiwhara Pa Walk details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Duder' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 2.4 km
Time: 1 hour 0 minutes
Wheelchair access: No
Pram access: Yes. Accessible but challenging. Inaccessible in the wet.

What to expect

Walking tracks should be suitable for people with reasonable fitness levels.

Walking tracks will:
  • Have easy to moderate grades with mostly compacted and drained surfaces.
  • Be well sign-posted with directional signs at track entrances and junctions and have safety signs where required.
Walking tracks may:
  • Have steps on excessively steep areas.
  • Have timber boardwalks and bridges over permanent wet areas and waterways.
  • Have seats and maintained views at areas of interest.


Theft from vehicles is not common but unfortunately can happen. You should take the same reasonable precautions you take when parking at other locations and remember to lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you.