Bay of Plenty region

Champagne Pool. Waiotapu Scenic Reserve.

Read about Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway, Tarawera Falls Track, and many other tracks and walks in the Bay of Plenty region.

East Cape

Mist, Waimana Valley, Te Urewera. Photo: C Rudge.

The East Cape area features a number tracks and routes that lead into the area's remote wilderness.

Te Urewera

Panekiri at sunset, Lake Waikaremoana. Photo: DOC.

Learn about the walks and tracks available in the Te Urewera area including the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk.


Aerial view of Cooks Cove, Gisborne. Photo: Kevin L Jones.

Explore the many walks and tracks available in the Gisborne area, from Cooks Cove Walkway to the Ridge Track at Morere Springs Scenic Reserve.

New Zealand tracks and walks

Trampers on the Mangatepopo boardwalk, Tongariro Crossing. Photo: Jimmy Johnson.

There are extensive walking and mountain biking opportunities on conservation land throughout New Zealand.

Hawke’s Bay region

Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay. Photo: Catherine Tiffen.

Discover the tracks and walks of the Hawke's Bay, including the Makahu Road track to Mangatainoka Hot Springs and Kaweka Road walks and tramping tracks.


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4. Know your limits
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Alerts for East Coast places


Turanganui-a-Kiwa / Gisborne Office
Phone:      +64 6 869 0460
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Ahuriri / Napier Office
Phone:      +64 6 834 3111
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