There's no easier or more pleasurable way to enjoy the great outdoors of the Western Bay of Plenty than to step out for a leisurely walk.
Soothing for the soul, and good for your health, an outing on a walking track is an excellent opportunity to embrace and appreciate the beauty of the environment around you.
The Kaimai Ranges have a fantastic variety of walks thought stunning bush. There is a 30 minute walk to a magnificant Kauri Tree, 3 hours loop walk, 4 hours up and over to the other side or a number of huts to spend a night. The Katikati Information Centre has a lot of information on the local walks and sell DOC hut passes.
Although many of these walks are in WBOPDC parks and reserves, some of the walks are managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC). You can find out more information on these walks, marked with the DOC logo by contacting the Tauranga DOC office:
Department of Conservation
253 Chadwick Road
T: 07 578 7677
All the walks have been created for your pleasure. Please enjoy and respect them.
As an owner, it is your responsibility to keep your dog under proper control at all times. Please refer to specific sites where dogs are not allowed at any time.