Paihia to Opua Walkway
5.8 km – 3 hours one way
The Paihia to Opua Walkway is a well established track. It follows the beach passing the helicopter pad, and crosses the road bridge at Te Haumi Stream before entering the bush covered coastal walk on the left immediately after the bridge. After the bridge follow the Te Araroa Pathway sign.
The track is clearly marked and undulating. It passes the base of the Veronica Channel leading navigation light and affords excellent views over the channel looking towards the Russell peninsular and into the Waikare Inlet. The track finishes at Opua, where a general store sells food, drinks and essentials. There are also public toilets at the Opua Ferry landing.
To continue on to the Okiato to Russell Walkway catch the vehicular ferry as a foot passenger from Opua to Okiato on the Russell Peninsular.