1 Rankers Review
The track leaves from Purerua Rd, off Kapiro Rd, approx 30 minutes north of Kerikeri township.
There is no vehicle access to Taronui. Access is by foot only available from Taronui to Tapuaetahi Beach at low tide. Signs and orange warratahs mark the route.
The track goes through a mix of pasture and lightly wooded landscape, with three stiles to cross.
It was opened in December 2007 following consultation with iwi and landowners, whose properties border on the accessway.
North Island ▷ Northland ▷ Kerikeri
At end of February 2019 (on wet day) went for walk along the track, there is a small car park immediately when leaving the main road, it is quite isolated, so do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
The track, as such is mainly a small semi sealed road, which services many of the properties along the road/track, on my visit the gate was not locked, but I respect the signage by DOC, which instructs one to follow the orange way markers.
It is quite hilly from the beginning, quite unsuitable for a stroll to Taronui Bay, my wife and I wore walking boots and we're glad we did so.
The track is very straightforwards until you reach a point, maybe 3 km along, when the path/road seems to be blocked by a closed gare, the actual track veers to the right, through a rough bush track, this continues for approx 1km to the beach at Taronui Bay, which is indeed beautiful, even on a wet day.
The Beach has no facilities, therefore take any drinks/food for your visit.
I consider myself to be a regular walker, with a reasonable degree of fitness, but I would advise those who are not regular walkers, or who do not have good mobility not to attempt the walk.