Nature Trail

Other tracks

Walking track

The Nature Trail starts below the Vaughan Homestead and takes you away from the beach through wetland and beautiful mature native forest where magnificent puriri and pohutukawa dominate. There is always a good chance to see native birds such as kereru and tui along this walk. Follow the yellow markers.

Nature Trail details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Long Bay' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 0.8 km
Time: 30 minutes
Wheelchair access: No
Pram access: No

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.