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Walking, equestrian and mountain biking

Walking, equestrian and mountain biking information

See below for further track information.

Walking Tracks

The Te Rerenga Tunnel Track is a popular 3km loop walking track, starting from the Arrival Centre car park. This passes through a 60m tunnel under Pyes Pa Road (SH36), through native bush, river beds, along with bridges and stairs, looping back to the Arrival Centre via the Pyes Pa Road (SH36) underpass. A torch and sturdy shoes are required, as the tunnel floor is uneven. The tunnel was dug in the early 1930's using a pick, shovel and wheel barrow. It is believed that the tunnel was dug to deviate the Te Rerenga Stream beneath the new highway, taking approximately three years to complete. Glow worms can often be found inside the tunnel, located at approximately the half way mark. The tunnel track takes approximately one hour to walk. please note that the glow worms do not like too much noise!

The Lost Tank Track is a 1km return, flat native bush track, located near the mountain bike car park.

Equestrian Tracks

Equestrian tracks can also be used for walking and running. Please take care and respect the rights of other track users.

Mountain Bike Tracks

The Buffalo Girl Track is a 10km return, intermediate to advanced dirt track, primarily designed for mountain biking. This can also be used for walking and running. Please take care and respect the rights of other track users. It is best that walkers and runners avoid the Uno and Mickey Mouse Track.

A Park Map can be found on the Maps Page.

For possible track closures, please check the Home Page or the Park Facebook page, prior to visiting the Park.

Toilets

Public toilets can be located at the Arrival Centre and the KiwiCamp facility located by the main entrance to the park. This is also by the start/end of the Te Rerenga Tunnel Track. There are also toilets located at the equestrian and mountain bike area.

Track Closures

Please check the Alerts Page for any closure updates.

Further Information

07 571 8008 tectpark@westernbay.govt.nz