Coastal Track (Walking)

Important notice

This is a shared walking and mountain biking track. Please keep to the left and be mindful of other users.

Other tracks

Walking track

This coastal multi-use walking and mountain biking track takes you through to the northern end of the park. Along the way you can walk through several areas of coastal bush and access both Granny’s and Pohutukawa Bays. There are several high points along the track which provide some stunning panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf. Dog walking is permitted on this track as long as they are kept on a leash (only accessible via the beach and crossing the Vaughan Stream mouth). Please be wary of other walkers, runners and mountain bikers making use of this track and that you may encounter nude bathers at Pohutukawa Bay. Follow the red markers

Coastal Track (Walking) details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Long Bay' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 6.0 km
Time: 3 hours 0 minutes
Wheelchair access: No
Pram access: Yes. The Coastal Track is suitable for buggies and prams but be aware that there are steep areas.

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.