Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in New Zealand - Coast / Beach

Cape Reinga / Ninety Mile Beach Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2TerrainCoast / BeachDateMid Dec
Region/PlaceNorthland, Te Paki ReservesCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)60Height gain (m)900Route findingEasy
RouteWaikiki Landing - Te Paki Stream - Twilight Beach - Te Werahi Beach (N1) - Cape Reinga - Tapotupotu Bay - Darkies Ridge - Te Paki - Waikiki Landing
NotesA walk to the end of New Zealand, looking out over the Tasman Sea and South Pacific Ocean. The beaches and bays are beautiful, although the path is quite undulating. It's possible to make this into a circuit walk from Waikiki Landing, along farmland tracks and paths. Be warned that I have never seen such large mosquitoes.
Walking along Te Paki stream nr N end of Ninety-Mile Beach, Waikiki Landing - Te Paki Stream - Twilight Beach - Te Werahi Beach Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 16-Dec-00, B504

Steps leading up from N end of Ninety-Mile Beach, Waikiki Landing - Te Paki Stream - Twilight Beach - Te Werahi Beach Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 16-Dec-00, B505

Cape Reinga Walkway between Ninety-Mile and Twilight Beaches, Waikiki Landing - Te Paki Stream - Twilight Beach - Te Werahi Beach Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 16-Dec-00, B506

Cape Maria van Diemen (M - far) and Twilight Beach, Waikiki Landing - Te Paki Stream - Twilight Beach - Te Werahi Beach Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 16-Dec-00, B508

Cape Maria van Diemen, and Motuopao Island (R) from path up from Twilight Beach, Waikiki Landing - Te Paki Stream - Twilight Beach - Te Werahi Beach Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 16-Dec-00, B509

Herangi Hill from Cape Reinga Walkway, Waikiki Landing - Te Paki Stream - Twilight Beach - Te Werahi Beach Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 16-Dec-00, B510

Cape Maria van Diemen (R) and Te Werahi Beach from Cape Reinga Walkway leading up to Cape Reinga, Te Werahi Beach - Cape Reinga - Tapotupotu Bay - Darkies Ridge - Te Paki - Waikiki Landing Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 17-Dec-00, B511

Convergence of Tasman Sea and S Pacific Ocean off Cape Reinga, Te Werahi Beach - Cape Reinga - Tapotupotu Bay - Darkies Ridge - Te Paki - Waikiki Landing Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 17-Dec-00, B515

Sandy Bay from Cape Reinga Walkway leading up towards Tapotupotu Bay, Te Werahi Beach - Cape Reinga - Tapotupotu Bay - Darkies Ridge - Te Paki - Waikiki Landing Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 17-Dec-00, B516

   
Coast Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3 (One way)TerrainCoast / BeachDateEarly Nov / Early Jan
Region/PlaceTasman, Abel Tasman NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)31Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteMarahau - Anchorage Hut (N1) - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach (N2) - Awaroa Hut - Totaranui
NotesA classic beachcomber's bushwalk through beautiful bays, dry coastal forest, beaches and tidal lagoons. Although often busy in summer, there's plenty of space on the walk. If you've spent time tramping in the rain and mud of Otago and Southland, this is the place to dry off and relax.
Torrent Bay, Marahau - Torrent Bay Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 9-Nov-94, W185

Coquille Bay, kayaks on beach and Fisherman's Island, Marahau - Anchorage Hut Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 4-Jan-01, a336

Sam on beach at Appletree Bay, Marahau - Anchorage Hut Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 4-Jan-01, a337

Te Pukatea Beach, nr Anchorage Hut, Marahau - Anchorage Hut Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 4-Jan-01, a340

Onetahuti Beach and Bay, Anchorage Hut - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 5-Jan-01, a344

Falls River leading into sea at Sandfly Bay, Anchorage Hut - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 5-Jan-01, a343

Kayaks on Onetahuti Beach, Anchorage Hut - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 5-Jan-01, B626

Swing Bridge over Falls River, Anchorage Hut - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 5-Jan-01, B621a

Falls River from Swing Bridge, Anchorage Hut - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 5-Jan-01, B621

Sandfly Bay and Falls River, Anchorage Hut - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 5-Jan-01, B622

Kayaks on Onetahuti Beach, Anchorage Hut - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 5-Jan-01, B625

 
Heaphy Track (section from Kohaihai) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForest, Coast / BeachDateEarly Jan
Region/PlaceWest Coast, Kahurangi NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)9Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteKohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach
NotesAn excellent return day walk along the coastal section at the southern end of the Heaphy Track leading into the Nikau Palm groves and colourful Rata forests.
Kohaihai River swingbridge, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B635

Kohaihai River at end of Heaphy Track, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B633

Kohaihai River swingbridge, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B636

Busk behind Scotts Beach Campsite, Heaphy Track, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B637

Big Rock Beach, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B640

Nikau Palm Forest behind Big Rock Beach, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B642

Swan Burn River Swingbridge, Heaphy Track, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B644

Palm fruits nr Swan Burn Swingbridge, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B645

Matai Trees above Black Rock Beach, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B647

Nikau Palms S of Koura Beach and Tasman Sea, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B646

Black Rock Beach and view to N, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B648

 
Mutton Cove Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCoast / BeachDateEarly Feb
Region/PlaceTasman, Abel Tasman NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteTotaranui - Mutton Cove - Totaranui
NotesAway from the crowds on the more popular section of the Abel Tasman track to the south, this is a very pretty walk amongst similar scenry.
Totaranui (FR), Goat Bay (R), Waiharakeke Bay (M) and Awaroa Inlet (L) from Headlands Track, Totaranui - Mutton Cove - Totaranui Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 2-Feb-01, B870

Totaranui Beach from Skinner Point, Onetahuti Beach - Awaroa Hut - Totaranui Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 6-Jan-01, B628

Path leading to Mutton Cove, Totaranui - Mutton Cove - Totaranui Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 2-Feb-01, B871

Shags on beach at Mutton Cove, Totaranui - Mutton Cove - Totaranui Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 2-Feb-01, B874

Queen Charlotte Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3 (One way)TerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, Coast / BeachDateEarly Jan
Region/PlaceMarlborough, Marlborough SoundsCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)67Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteShip Cove - Furneaux Lodge - Camp Bay / Punga Cove (N1) - Portage Bay (N2) - Anakiwa
NotesAn undulating walk in the rolling farmland and forest above the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Transport is readily available to complete the walk, with the option to have packs carried to campsites/cabins/hotels en route.
Yachts in Ship Cove, Ship Cove - Furneaux Lodge - Camp Bay / Punga Cove Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 1-Jan-01, a324

Resolution Bay, Scott Park (L) and Kaikoura Mtn beyond, from saddle between Ship Cove and Resolution Bay, Ship Cove - Furneaux Lodge - Camp Bay / Punga Cove Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 1-Jan-01, a326

Sam on path nr Resolution Bay houses, Ship Cove - Furneaux Lodge - Camp Bay / Punga Cove Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 1-Jan-01, a328

Tawa Bay and Endeavour Inlet, Ship Cove - Furneaux Lodge - Camp Bay / Punga Cove Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 1-Jan-01, a329

Boats in Camp Bay at end of inlet, Camp Bay / Punga Cove - Portage Bay Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2-Jan-01, a330

Endeavour Inlet (L) leading to Queen Charlotte Sound from between Kenepuru Saddle and Bay of Many Coves, Camp Bay / Punga Cove - Portage Bay Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2-Jan-01, a331

Portage Bay and Isthimus Island from W of Torea Saddle, Portage Bay - Anakiwa Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 3-Jan-01, a333

View from lookout nr Te Mahia, Schnapper Pt (M) in Kenepuru Sound, and Isthmus Island (M), Portage Bay - Anakiwa Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 3-Jan-01, a334

Rakiura Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainForest, Coast / BeachDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceSouthland, Rakiura NP, Stewart IslandCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)36Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteHalfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William (N1) - Sawdust Bay - Halfmoon Bay
NotesYou'll probably always wonder what Stewart Island is like, and this track is an excellent way to get a feel for the place and the mud and contemplate what the full North-West Circuit would be like. The forests are very different from the rest of New Zealand and there are plenty of birds less frequently seen on the mainland. Wothwhile half-day walks are possible starting in Halfmoon Bay around the nearby sheltered bays and headlands.
Lee Beach and coast leading towards Maori Beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1027

Liitle River nr beach in Lee Bay, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1030

Track between Little River and Maori Beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1032

Southern Rata at beach in Lee Bay, nr Little River, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1031

Maori Beach through trees from western end of beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1033

View to west along Maori Beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1034

Boardwalk steps along Ryan's Creek Trail, Sawdust Bay - Halfmoon Bay Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 2-Feb-04, SA1035

 
Urupukapuka Island Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, Coast / BeachDateLate Dec
Region/PlaceNorthland, Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic ParkCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)15Height gain (m)250Route findingEasy
NotesUrupukapuka Island's rolling green hillsides and pristine bays and beaches are perfect for a day's strolling. In Late December the Pohutakawa trees are at their peak flowering.
House in Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B518

Sheep and Cable Bay, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B520

Sheep and Cable Bay, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B521

Potutukawa Tree and Urupukapuka Bay, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B523

Pohutukawa Flowers, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B525

Pohutukawa Flowers, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B527

Pohutukawa and boat in Urupukapuka Bay, with Cape Brett Peninsula beyond, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B528

Path to N of Island, with first Waewaetorea Is and then Okahu Islnds beyond, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B529