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Wainui Bush Park Scenic Reserve, Raglan scenic walks & picnic areas

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Waikato, North Island

Find a quiet bush reserve, Wainui Bush Park with easy short walks, picnic areas, conservation in action place to visit nearby Ngarunui Beach, Raglan.

Wainui beach in Raglan, NZ
Wainui beach in Raglan, NZ

Wainui scenic bush reserve & park, Raglan

  • Kids going surfing at Ngarunui beach, friends and family can spend time exploring nearby Wainui Reserve and take in the harbour views
  • Conservation in action with volunteers creating a scenic place for everyone to enjoy
  • Well formed gravel paths with stream crossings and bush glades to stroll through
  • Wainui Bush Park is Waikato District Council 140 hectare farm park with access to Ngarunui Beach.

The picturesque Wainui Scenic Bush Reserve is a popular venue for summer weddings and celebrations. For booking details you will need to notify Council. Please fill out the Reserve event application form or call us for further information. If vehicle access to the reserve is required, please ensure the Reserves and key bond form is included with your application.

The Friends of Wainui volunteers have ensured the manicured grass, picnic tables and native bush is kept in good condition. Alongside the picnic area is a pond and waterfall, gravity fed through 300 metres of 50mm pipe. The concept and construction of the ponds is all the work of the Friends of Wainui Reserve.

There are two entrances to Wainui Scenic Bush Reserve, Raglan. Vehicles can park at Ngarunui Beach car parks and follow signs from Wainui Road to the reserve. You can also enter the Wainui Reserve at the north eastern end from Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive (formerly Ocean Beach Road), at the end of which the reserve begins.

368 Wainui Road, Raglan 3297

Wainui Scenic Bush Reserve flows alongside Ngarunui Beach.

You can walk from Raglan to Ngarunui Beach & Wainui Bush Reserve. The walk is 7 km (one way).

Except at spring high tides you can walk about 6 km along the beach to the far south western end of Ngarunui Beach. There are toilets near the entrance.

Wainui Bush Park. There are several walks and tracks in this area starting from the carpark and leading down to Ngarunui beach. Walks are well signposted.

Walk through the trees along well contracted paths, crossing bridges over stony bottom creeks, or taking in the views of the harbour.


Want to know what to do in Raglan that does not involve surfing? Check out things to do in Raglan that do not involve surfing from scenic walks, waterfalls, exploring beyond Raglan to Kawhia or a short trip to the Hamilton Gardens.



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