Puriri Track

Puriri Track

Mimiwhangata Coastal Park


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Time: 1 hr 30 min - 2 hr return Distance: 4.5 km

The track starts on the right hand side of the road as you head into the park. After crossing the fence and stream, the track is marked clearly and heads straight towards the bush.

The track enters predominantly manuka and regenerating tanekaha on a clay track leading quite steeply up the side of the valley. Once you are near the top of the ridge, there are impressive views of the peninsula and out towards the Poor Knights Islands.

From here you can either make your way back the same way or continue and go down to the coast and back to the car park via the beach.

Mimiwhangata Coastal Park is 48 km from Whangarei and 52 km from Russell. Take the old Whangarei-Russell coastal road, turn-off at Helena Bay and continue on Webb Road. After Teal Bay the road is unsealed, narrow and winding, and unsuitable for towing caravans. Mimiwhangata Coastal Road is after the Ngahau Bay turn-off.


Feature Value Info


DOC Northland

Central government organisation


North IslandNorthlandWhangarei


  • Walking
  • Free


Pauline Fontenay's avatar

Pauline Fontenay


Ranking: 9/10

Amazing walk which begins near the campsite and across private farmland. Great view to both sides of the bay/ocean.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Emma Ben Amara's avatar

Emma Ben Amara


Ranking: 8/10

Amazing landscape and nice view.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

David Relvas's avatar

David Relvas


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful track.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Brian Livesey's avatar

Brian Livesey

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Views fantastic through real nature bush, wetland, farmland and coastal views to die for.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Jansen's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk with many stairs!!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012