- Whitecliffs Walkway begins at the Pukearuhe boat ramp (please park to allow access to ramp and farmers property) which is located at the end of Pukearuhe Rd, north of Urenui.
This walkway uses the Kapuni to Auckland gas pipeline route for 14 km. The laying of the pipeline involved an immense amount of heavy construction work and these operations opened up walking access to the dramatic forest and coastal country of the region.
The walkway crosses open farmland (privately owned) to Mt Davidson, where it enters Ngati Tama private land. It then follows the pipeline route along the ridge tops before descending to the Waipingau Stream. Here you can divert from the track and return to Pukearuhe by following the stream to the coast (1.2 km) and walking south along the beach (tide permitting).
The walkway continues to the Parininihi Ridge high point and then descends to private farmland. Those not wanting to continue on to Tongaporutu may deviate to the stream mouth or the Te Horo stock tunnel and along the beach to Pukearuhe (6.9 km, 3.5 hours).
- 14.0 km
- 5.0 hours
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