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Orokawa Bay Walk

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The walk Orokawa Bay walk is an easy 1.3k walk which will take you around 45mins one way. The track starts at Waihi Beach and follows the coast line with stunning views along the way. Orokawa Bay surrounding area is a designated scenic reserve and comprises of 145 hectares of native bush. If you want to walk further you can carry on to Homunga Bay another 1 hour and 30mins.

Quick Facts

        • Location: North Island NZ
        • Distance: 1.30 kms
        • Time needed: 45 Minutes
        • Difficulty: Easy
        • Wheelchair Access: No
        • Route: One Way
        • Elevation: Unknown
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: Yes
        • Dogs: No
        • Mobile Coverage: No
        • Last Updated: November, 2019
  • Track Highlights

    Orokawa Bay surrounding area is designated a scenic reserve and comprises of 145 hectares of native bush, which includes Pohutukawa, Kauri, Puriri trees and the always abundant Nikau palms. Orokawa Bay is one of NZ best East Coast beaches with stunning white sand. If you are looking for a piece of New Zealand paradise, drive to Waihi and walk over the hill to Orokawa Bay. Send your man over to the rocks with his fishing rod to catch dinner while you relax under the stunning Pohutukawa trees with a glass NZ chardonnay.

  • Track Quality

    This track can get slippery after light shower, but is very good otherwise.

  • Hazards

    You might get wet walking from the beach up on to the start of the track if the tide is high

  • Transport


  • Water

    Water and toilets at the Waihi Beach car park only.

  • Driving Instructions


  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    Waihi Beach

  • Area & Track History


  • Best Things To Do near this walk

  • Map location of Orokawa Bay Walk

    Map of walk

Points of interest along the walk

In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.

Point 1: Waihi Beach Car park

Drive to the northern end of Waihi beach and into the beach car park. Now walk onto the beach and up to the point and you will see the sign and the track to Orokawa Scenic Reserve. Just watch the tide, at high tide you might have to take your shoes off.

Point 2: Orokawa Beach

There are two seats along this walk were you can relax and enjoy the view. All you do is follow the track. There is a long drop toilet just before you descend down to Orokawa Beach. If you are looking for a little privacy walk up the beach for 100m then cut up the hill you will find a couple of little grass terraces were you can hide. If you are full of beans you could walk over to Homunga Bay, another hour’s good walk, but well worth the effort.

Point 3: William Wright Falls

If you have an hour to fill in take a walk to William Wright Falls, this will take you an hour there and back. Keep walk along Orokawa beach to the creek then cut back up to the farm land. You should see the marker post on the opposite side of the creek. Follow the track till you reach the sign post to the falls. Depending on the weather you might get wet feet walking in to the falls.

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