Whitecliffs Track Walkway
Note: It is no longer possible to walk the Whitecliffs Walkway from Pukearuhe to Tongaporutu as the northern end of the track from Clifton Road end at Tongaporutu to the stock tunnel entrance is currently closed.
Whitecliffs Track Walkway, 47km northeast of New Plymouth, offers spectacular views of the Taranaki coastline and Tasman Sea. Highlights include the dramatic white cliffs (Paraninihi) and the Three Sisters rock formation.
The walkway links with other walking tracks in the area. Visitors with limited time can return via the beach at low tide from Wai Pingao Stream, part way along the walkway.
Some sections of this track cross private land and visitors are asked to stick to the marked route, respect all signposted conditions of access and follow the New Zealand Outdoor Access Code.
It is closed between 1 July and 30 September for lambing season.
Whitecliffs Track Walkway begins at the Pukearuhe boat ramp which is located at the end of Pukearuhe Road, north of Urenui.
Conditions and closures
To find out more about conditions of access on this walkway (eg, access with bikes, dogs or horses) and any temporary or seasonal closures, visit the Department of Conservation's website or contact the nearest Department of Conservation area office.
At a glance
Walking time: 5 hours one way
Length: 14km one way
Created: 1 October 1993
Controlling authority: Department of Conservation
For more information about this walkway and the surrounding area, visit the White Cliffs Track Walkway page on the Department of Conservation’s website.
Photo provided courtesy of Mt Taranaki Guided Tours.