The waharoa at the entrance to
Ruapekapeka Pa was the site of the final battle in the ‘War of the North’.
This loop track starts at the car park. The track takes you through the advanced British position down through the bush and up to Ruapekapeka Pa site.
The Ruapekapeka Pa Historic Reserve is reached by turning off SH 1 (signposted) about 1 km north of the Towai Hotel, 16 km south of Kawakawa. Follow Ruapekapeka Road.