Papa Aroha Walk

Papa Aroha Walk

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Marios Gavalas

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800 m return | 40 minutes return

This reserve of coastal bush has magnificent examples of kohekohe and a pohutukawa arch.


The track starts from the northern end of Papa Aroha settlement and beach, 14 km north of Coromandel Town and 12 km south of Colville. At the entrance to the campground is a parking area and picnic spot.


Steps have been built into the steepest sections of the track. Some parts are metalled.

European History

Beside the track is a fenced grave, known as Joe’s Grave. It is thought he was an anonymous sailor whose body was washed up on the shore nearby.


Feature Value Info


DOC Coromandel

Central government organisation


North IslandCoromandelCoromandel Town


  • Walking
  • Free


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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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