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.
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
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.
- 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 waterfallslearn more
Bell Rock tracklearn more
Wairoa River walkwaylearn more
Sir James Carroll walkway - Wairoalearn more
Mokotahi Hilllearn more
Mōhaka Maraelearn more
Mohaka Railway Viaduct Lookoutlearn more
Waipatiki Scenic Reservelearn more
Holt Forestlearn more
Guthrie-Smith Arboretum (Tutira)learn more
Lake Tutiralearn more
Lake Opouahi - ECOED Kiwi Recovery Sanctuarylearn more
Boundary Stream walks - Pohokura Rdlearn more
Tangoio Waterfallslearn more
White Pine bush scenic reservelearn more
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