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Okura Bush Walkway to Stillwater

Okura Bush Scenic Reserve

Okura Bush Walkway to Stillwater is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Distance: 8.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,128 feet Route Type: Out & Back



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NOTE: As of January 2020, this track is partially closed. 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 minute 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.

14 days ago

Only half closed. You can access the trail from Stillwater (near the Hall) and walk through to Dacre Cottage which is approx 3.5km one way. Still a nice walk.

22 days ago

2 months ago

Currently partially closed - Haigh Road entrance to Dacre Cottage.

3 months ago

Is this trail open?

bridge out
8 months ago

Having read the reviews from 2 months ago myself and 2 mates met this morning at 7am here. Ran approximately 200m to find bridge closed with wooden barrier and razor wire due to the Kauri Die back situation. Don’t waste your time.

Mon Mar 04 2019

very enjoyable with lots of different scenery.

Mon Jan 21 2019

Tue Oct 30 2018

This track is currently closed due for upgrading due to Kauri die back.

Fri Aug 10 2018

Love this track! Well maintained, beautiful views and lots of lovely native bush and birds. Due to the number of stairs I would rate it as moderate, not easy.

11 months ago

Sat Apr 28 2018

Wed Feb 21 2018