Cullen Brynderwyn Walkway

  • Walking

From the junction with Cove Road, follow Cullen Road up hill for 7.5km. The road changes from sealed to 4WD track (at about the 4km mark) and eventually intercepts DOC’s Brynderwyn Walkway (a graded farm track). 

  • Note - there is forestry harvest traffic on Cullen Road, generally operating Mon-Fri (and occasional Saturdays) 5am-4pm. Please observe any signage and traffic management instruction, particularly when tree-chopping is taking place near the road. We recommend you wear hi-viz vest and/or pack covers. The private track on the topographical map at the top of Ruru Way is not a shortcut up to Cullen Road from the campsite. You will be asked to turn around.

Turn east and follow DOC’s Brynderwyn Walkway. You walk over a highpoint of 297m then past the Trig at 276m for magnificent views in every direction.

The track continues down a steep spur, skirts around gullies, into regenerating bush. The final 2.5km exits through a housing development onto Cove Road. Please follow the marked route, including the short bush walk as you near Cove Road (this is part of the access agreement).



Potential Hazards:

  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Poisons & traps
  • Farming operations
  • Forestry operations
  • Small stream crossings in paddock?
  • Few water sources

No dogs allowed


How to get here

Northern Start: Corner Cove and Cullen Roads, Waipū
Southern End: Carpark at junction of Cove and Bream Tail Roads

Track Elevation

Map of Track

More information

Te Araroa Northland trail notes, including information about accommodation, transport and resupplying

Mountain Safety Council Plan My Trip
Page last updated: Jan 5, 2021, 11:25 AM