Paihia to Ōpua Coastal Walkway

From the Waitangi Bridge, follow the coastal Marsden Road via beach or footpath south through Paihia township.

At the southern end of Paihia Beach (i.e. junction of Marsden & Seaview Roads by toilets/carpark), you have 2 options:

  1. When the tide is out, follow the coastline from Paihia Beach around to Haumi Bay.
  2. If the tide is in, take the footpath south on Seaview Road to Haumi Bay.

From the southern end of Haumi Bay, follow the signed track beside/under the bridge and around the coast to the east until you reach Ōpua.

The track provides wonderful views of the Veronica Channel.

If planning to kayak to Waikare it is easier to launch from the Paihia beach. Details in Waikare Connection information.


Track standard: mixed grade

Potential hazards

  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Take care around water, slippery rocks.


How to get here

Northern Start: Waitangi Bridge, Paihia

Southern End: Ōpua Wharf, Ōpua, Bay of Islands

Track Elevation

Map of Track

More information

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

Mountain Safety Council Plan My Trip
Page last updated: Jan 5, 2021, 11:12 AM