Opua Forest

You can start the Paihia School Road Track at the far end of School Road, Paihia. The track starts 700 metres from the Paihia township.

Once at the lookout you will have stunning views to Waitangi, across Motumairie (one of the islands off Paihia) to Russell then over the Russell Peninsula to Cape Brett and Ipipiri, the eastern Bay of Islands.

If you want to walk for a further two hours, carry on along the Oromahoe Traverse, which joins the Paihia School Road Track.

Just a short stroll along Oromahoe Road to your right will take you to the Opua Kauri Walk, an easy walk through kauri trees.

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COVID-19 Closure

two sections of the cycle trail will be closed whilst we are in Lockdown Level 4.  They are:

  • Bottom of the 1.6km Zig-zag in Utakura through to Horeke; and
  • Eastern side of SH15 crossing (near Kaikohe Aerodrome) through to Lucas Road, Moerewa.  

Bioloo toilets across the cycle trail network will also be closed and signs will be installed at key locations across the network.

If you are out on the cycle trail please maintain social distancing of 2m, and wear a mask.