Orokawa Bay

Orokawa Scenic Reserve contains uncommon remnants of coastal forest, pohutukawa-fringed beaches, beautiful views and picnic spots, and good rock fishing. Perfect for a picnic and surf or swim when the tide is right.

Waihi Beach – Orokawa Bay 45mins

William Wright Falls

The bush track to the William Wright Falls experienced significant damage in 2013 and is now classed as a ‘tramping path’, with signage. Repairs are anticipated to occur in 2015 by DoC. Accessible from the Northern end of Orokawa beach, the journey up and along the stream bed is best suited to the experienced hiker. Located approximately 1.5kms into the bush, the falls spill over a sheer rock face some 28 metres above the pool, dropping in two stages to the valley floor, framed by almost vertical forested hillside.

Orokawa Bay – William Wright Falls 1.5hrs

Homunga Bay

As with Orokawa Bay, Homunga Bay is notable for dense pohutukawa forest and well-earned seclusion.

It can be reached by a track from the northern end of Orokawa Bay. This track is well developed and maintained providing spectacular views and interesting terrain. Caution, good footwear, water and a day pack are essential.

Another option for this walk is to start at Ngatitiangata Road (above Homunga Bay) and walk down the coast to exit at Waihi Beach. You will need transport to drop you off at the beginning of the track.

Orokawa Bay – Homunga Bay 1.5hrs

Ngatitangata Rd end – Homunga Bay 30mins