Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Northland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Be careful on the rocks near busby. Also, there is some loose rocks/gravel. Don't wipe out like I did.

Great nz Bush walk. Amazing Kauri

easy enough. nice enjoyable track with great views.

Great walk, beauty views. Smugglers cove is perfect for a chill.

Super pretty, I ran most of it.
Saturdays are a little too busy.
I'll probably hit it again during the week next time.

Amazing landscape!

Good for a small stop, nice view!

nature trips
2 months ago

The 6 hours Twilight–Te Werahi Loop is amazing! Every kind of landscape, huge beaches, tropical forest, red rocks, sand, fields, swamp and there is nobody ! Only yourself to enjoy the beauty of nature !

Nice track - an easy hike filled with great views.

I love this hike. It has a great path, forestry, ocean views, but be ready for the lots and lots of steps.

What a lovely route... beautiful!!!!!

An easy walk with shags nesting and feeding their demanding fledglings. A bit muddy in the wet.

Great easy walking, picturesque bush, river and waterfall

Great for a day with kids who can endure 3-4 hours (one way and return) on the trail. Muddy in places after rains, but it's not that bad. Very easy one way, if someone can pick you up at the other end. (There's easy car access and parking at both ends.) No toilets for 4 hours! Lots of birds around. Spectacular waterfall at Haruru Falls end. If you start at Haruru Falls, you can have lunch at Waitangi Grounds cafe, and go back the same way.

Easy hike and stunning views of the harbour.
Slippery when wet down at the bottom walking up-hill through the bush, but push on through and especially once you get to the rock don't be put off by the steepness, use the chains and take your time, it is only a couple of minutes and the views are well worth the effort.

Beautiful walk which is easy enough for kids to do

Beautiful hike with stunning views! We are relatively experienced hikers and completed the track in exactly 1.5 hours, as is what the sign indicating the start of the track says. I reckon the distance is more towards 6km than the 8.2km in the description.

Beautiful hike! Just as said in previous reviews, hikers are rewarded with amazing views all around. The hike was 6km in total, 6.25km if you do the loop as well. We are relatively experience hikers and completed the track in 1.5 hours although the sign said 2 hours.

one of the best hikes in the Northland! A really good workout for an overall short distance. some steep inclines with steps but the views are awesome and you can see the bay side and the ocean side as you hike.

the beautiful hills and the colors of the water in the bay are amazing! trail is well-marked and maintained. I highly suggest this hike.

Afterwards, stop at WAINUI Bay and have a snack on the beach. sand beach, beautiful water and just a few people.

uphill hike to the famed Flagstaff on the hill overlooking Russell and the Bay of Islands. the first half of the hike is along the paved road and then it veers off to a trail with a fair number of steps. the view is very nice.

nice easy hike that runs past the falls and then cuts in front of the falls along a walk bridge at the base. taking the trail further you walk along the river and then into a Kauri forest where you can see a few very large Kauri trees. overall, it is a nice hike and quite easy.

Nice easy, some inclines, hike. The falls are very pretty. the hike beyond the falls follows the river and meanders through the bush.

trail running
Monday, January 08, 2018

Was actually 9.5km out and back. Good for running. Can start at the falls or at Waitangi.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Not really a hike, but pretty.

A few stairs but nice enjoyable walk. Did with my month old in a front pack

Monday, March 06, 2017

We went close to sun down to get some great shots. It's a mildly steep hike with amazing views. Gets super windy!

Monday, March 06, 2017

Great ash hike, a bit steep going down but it's short. Beautiful waterfall at the end.

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