Twilight - Te Werahi Loop Track
4 hr 30 min - 5 hr return
16 km loop
Tramper walking along Te Werahi
beach, Te Paki
This loop track covers a range of landscapes and terrain. You first walk across paddocks for about 15 minutes. Once you step over a stile, you walk through manuka scrub and over sand dunes.
The track provides spectacular views of dunes, headlands and West Coast beaches.
To Werahi Beach:
Time: 30 min one way
Distance: 2.5 km
To Twilight Beach:
Time: 1 hr 15 min one way
Distance: 4 km
Twilight - Te Werahi Loop Track links up with the Twilight Beach to Te Paki Stream track heading south, the Te Werahi Beach to Twilight Beach track and the Cape Reinga to Te Werahi Beach track, all of which form part of the Te Paki Coastal Track
View a map of the area
Te Paki is located in the Far North of the North Island, New Zealand on the small, approximately 60 km north of Kaitaia.
Follow State Highway 1 north. From Te Paki onwards, follow Cape Reinga Road.
Cape Reinga Road gets very busy over the summer months. Please drive slowly and take extra caution.
You can access this track from the Te Werahi Gate car park on SH 1, signposted about 4.5 km before Cape Reinga.
From the gate, there is a well-graded walk to the coast, which connects with the Te Paki Coastal Track as part of the loop. A dry-weather access across the farm leads to the signpost marking the beginning of the track.
Places to stay
Accommodation, food and fuel are also available at Waitiki Landing.
Plan and prepare
Trampers need to be fit and self sufficient. Carry water as streams along way can dry up over summer. Ensure your tent is mosquito proof, and bring insect repellent and food.
Help stop kauri dieback
Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.
- Stay on the track and off kauri roots.
- Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forests.
Visit the kauri dieback website for more information on how you can help.
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