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Walks – North Hawke’s Bay – places to go

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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.


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.


  • 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.
Lake Tutira, New Zealand @staycdean
Lake Tutira @staycdean


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