Orokawa Bay Walk

Orokawa Bay Walk - Orokawa Scenic Reserve

Orokawa Bay Walk

Orokawa Scenic Reserve

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Marios Gavalas

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Orokawa Bay


approx 4 km return | 1½ hours return

This colourful coastline walk leads to a secluded, pohutukawa-fringed beach. Rocky headlands and fern-dominated bush accompany the dramatic coastal views. Not a safe beach for swimming unfortunately.


The start of the track is signposted from the northern end of Waihi Beach.


To avoid wet feet at the start of the track you may have to dodge the breakers.

The track is wide and, for the most part, even. Where the track forks, follow the arrows. There are some uphill sections where the track rises over headlands.

There is a 45-minute-return detour to the William Wright Falls from Orokawa Bay. The track crosses the narrow Orokawa Stream on numerous occasions, often with convenient stepping stones.

Toilets are provided behind Orokawa Bay.

This track can be extended to form a longer walk to Homunga Bay.


The William Wright Falls are 28-metres-high and cascade scenically in two stages.


Feature Value Info


DOC Bay of Plenty

Central government organisation


North IslandBay of PlentyWaihi


  • Walking
  • Free


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