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Walks – North Hawke’s Bay – places to go

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Hawkes Bay, North Island

Wairoa, Mahia Peninsula, Shine Falls and Bell Rock

Discover walks with plenty of room to stretch your arms wide as you embrace wide open spaces. Places to go include Napier – Gisborne road with the magnificent Shine falls, Bell Rock with its extraordinary formations, Guthrie-Smith Arboretum, Wairoa River walk and Mahia with its beaches and cliffs to explore.

North Hawke’s Bay location

Wairoa, Mohaka Viaduct, Mohaka River, Shine Falls, Bell Rock Loop Track, Guthrie-Smith Arboretum, Lake Tutira, Tangoio Falls, Waipatiki Beach and Scenic Reserve.

Best time to go to North Hawke’s Bay

Year round.


Staying in Napier, the road trip driving time to these walks is a minimum of 1 ½ hours one way. It is recommended for visitors driving from Napier these walks are planned for the long daylight hours of summer.

North Hawke’s Bay highlights

  • Waterfall fans do not miss out with Shine Falls, a horsetail drop of 58 metres glory
  • Bell Rock limestone rock forms invoking the imagination together with stupendous views
  • Gordon-Smith Arboretum is must-go for lovers of gardens and parks (open between October – May, Sundays)
  • Mohaka Railway Viaduct, magnificent engineering over the white water Mohaka of rafting fame. Fabulous photo moments.
Shine Falls on the North Island, New Zealand
Shine Falls on the North Island


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