Don't be put off by the fact that this track just seems like a connection between the two carparks; the track passes by a number of majestic Puriri trees. This shaded and peaceful track may be all you need to recharge your batteries after the crowds on the beach and the hot summer sun. Linking it with a trip to the Takapu Refuge creates a great loop walk through part of Muriwai that many visitors miss.
Maukatia-Maori Bay Track details
Short track which connects Motutara Road and Maukatia/Maori Bay access road.
What to expect
Suitable for people of reasonable fitness and experience.
Tramping tracks will:
Consist of formed and drained surfaces.
Be signposted at track entrances and key junctions.
Tramping tracks may:
Have structures in permanent wet areas but waterways will not generally be bridged.
Tramping tracks may also have limited track information, and steep grades.
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.