Gisborne Walking Tracks

Anaura Bay Walkway
Enjoy a walk on the 3.5 km Anaura Bay Walkway as it winds through coastal forest, grassed hillside and production pine forest.
Category:  Tramping track
Distance:  3.5 km
Completion Time:  2 hr

Cooks Cove Walkway
Prepare to spend about 2.5 hours on the 5.8-km Cooks Cove Walkway. The walk is suitable for all levels of fitness. The walkway is closed for the lambing season each year.
Category:  Walking track
Distance:  5.8 km
Completion Time:  2 hr 30 min return
Alert:  No mountain biking is permitted on this track.

Gray's Bush Scenic Reserve tracks
Just 9.5 km from Gisborne, Gray�s Bush Scenic area has a number intersecting tracks in the southern part of the reserve. A full circuit of the tracks takes 40-60 minutes at a leisurely pace.
Category:  Short walk
Completion Time:  1 hr

Mahia Peninsula Scenic Reserve track
This Mahia Peninsula Scenic Reserve is south of Mahia Beach up unsealed Kinikini Rd. A 3.5-km loop track takes you through a semi-coastal forest.
Category:  Tramping track
Distance:  3.5 km
Completion Time:  2 hr 30 min

Mangakawa Track
A challenging track suitable for fit walkers. The tramp will take you 2 hours and 30 minutes and is accessed from the Nikau Loop Track.
Category:  Tramping track
Completion Time:  2 hr 30 min

Mangaone Caves Track
Mangaone Caves Scenic Reserve is 40 km from Wairoa. The track to the limestone caves is only 20 minutes each way and follows a poled route over farmland.
Category:  Tramping track
Completion Time:  20 min

Mount Hikurangi - Te Ara ki Hikurangi
Follow the Mt Hikurangi Track from Pakihiroa to the summit of Hikurangi. It�s a 7 hour journey and be sure to prepare for all types of weather.
Category:  Tramping track
Completion Time:  7 hr

Nikau Loop Track
An easy track suitable for family groups taking around 20 minutes to complete.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  20 min

Okitu Scenic Reserve Track
Located near Wainui Beach, the Okitu Scenic Reserve features a loop track through the reserve. The track only takes 20-30 minutes to complete and is suitable for all age groups and levels of fitness.
Category:  Short walk
Completion Time:  30 min

Otoko Walkway
The Otoko Walkway is 50 km north-west of Gisborne. The track traverses 5 km of the old Gisborne/Moutohora railway line and takes 2.5 hours one way.
Category:  Walking track
Distance:  5 km
Completion Time:  2 hr 30 min
Alert:  Walkway closed December 2008

Ridge Track
A demanding track suitable for fit walkers. The tramp will take you 2 hours and leads between the Nikau Loop and Mangakawa tracks.
Category:  Tramping track
Completion Time:  2 hr

Te Kuri Farm Walkway
Te Kuri Farm Walkway is a 5.6 km walk on private land. Closed during lambing season, the walkway is made possible through the generous permission of the landowners.
Category:  Walking track
Distance:  5.6 km
Completion Time:  3 hr loop
Alert:  No mountain biking is permitted on this track.

Te Reinga Falls Scenic Reserve
Te Reinga Falls Scenic Reserve is 35 km inland from Wairoa. At the reserve you�ll find a short track to a lookout where you can view the spectacular falls of the Wairoa River.
Category:  Short walk
Completion Time:  15 min

Whinray Scenic Reserve Track
Be sure to take the 5km track that traverses the Whinray Scenic Reserve. As you walk through this native forest you�ll come to a series of waterfalls on the Motu River.
Category:  Walking track
Distance:  5 km
Completion Time:  2 hr 30 min