From the carpark at Te Haruhi Bay, this multi-use walking and mountain biking track heads along the sand dunes, past the campground and an old Maori settlement area at the eastern end of the bay. Continue along the cliff line for the best view of Tiritiri Matangi Island. This is a very popular track with walkers, runners and mountain bikers. It takes in a variety of environments and bike/buggy ramps are installed at every gate. You may encounter farm animals on this track. Follow the red markers.
Tiri Tiri Track (Walking) details
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.