Okura Bush Walkway to Stillwater

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Okura Bush Walkway to Stillwater is a 14.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding.

DISTANCE
14 km
ELEVATION GAIN
473 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

walking

beach

forest

river

views

wildlife

This track takes you through regenerating coastal kauri forest along the Okura River estuary and edge of the Long Bay – Okura Marine Reserve to Karepiro Bay and historic Dacre Cottage, and on to Stillwater. From Haighs Rd the track follows the Okura River estuary through mixed coastal forest, with groves of nikau, pohutukawa and regenerating kauri. After a 20 min hill climb the track drops down to the rivers edge where you may see a variety of wading birds such as stilts and oystercatchers. It then climbs to a headland before dropping quite steeply to Karepiro Bay, where the restored historic Dacre Cottage is located at the northern end. If heading to Stillwater, you can follow the coastline at low tide, or take the overland track, climbing steeply above the coastal cliffs, with good views of Karepiro Bay and the Hauraki Gulf, before dropping back to the Weiti River estuary. From here the track follows the river, crossing private land to the Stillwater car park.

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