Rerekapa Track

Track category

Tramping track
Mountain bike - Intermediate

Time:  

3 - 4 hr

Description

This track is closed from 1 August to 31 October each year due to lambing on private farmland.

The Rerekapa track starts at Kiwi Road and crosses open farmland then turns left across Blacketts Creek. The track skirts the base of the ridge and winds to the top of a low saddle then down through undisturbed tawa/kamahi forest into the valley. There have been sightings of kokako in this area.

The Rerekapa Hut is nearby. This basic back country hut is privately managed but is available for public use. Please contact Rerekapa Hut Supporters Incorporated: phone +64 6 754 6005 for details of fees and bookings.

Rerekapa Falls. Photo: Tim Weston.
Rerekapa Falls

The track reaches a boundary fence and crosses a farm, following the fence to a former homestead site and the 10 m high Rerekapa Falls (2 hr 45 min from Kiwi Road).

Beyond the farm buildings the track re-enters the Moki forest which, on this section of the track has been logged but not cleared.

The track finally emerges on Mangapapa Road, which links Moki and Okau Roads and is part of the historic Stratford/Taumarunui Heritage Trail. Either arrange to have a car waiting at Mangapapa Road, or return to Kiwi Road (3.5 hr).

Getting there

This track is located 68 km north of New Plymouth. Turn of at Uruti onto Uruti Road, then Moki Road. Turn left onto Kiwi Road, the track starts 12 km onlong on the right. Please park your car on the roadside.

More detailed information about the area can be found on map NZTopo50 sheet BH31.

Activities

Mountain biking and cycling Mountain biking and cycling

Mountain biking

This Grade 3+ track offers a rugged ride through farmland and some of Taranaki’s most wild and remote conservation areas. During winter and after heavy rain the track can be extremely boggy and unrideable - be prepared to carry your bike!

Combined with the Moki Track, these two tracks offer a full day 45 km loop trip for experienced riders.

This is a shared-use track. Follow the mountain bikers code: respect others, respect the rules, respect the track.

About the area

The scenic Moki and Kiwi roads are narrow and unsealed and historically significant. They were made around 1910 by road workers using wheelbarrows, picks and shovels. The Moki Road was originally a pack trail from Uruti to Tahora.

Plan and prepare

Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.

Location map

Location map of Rerekapa track.

 

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Contacts

Taranaki / Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 6 756 0990
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
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Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 27 443 0248
Address:   Manaia Rd
Kaponga
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
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Ngāmotu / New Plymouth Office
Phone:      +64 6 759 0350
Email:   newplymouth@doc.govt.nz
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