Plan Your Ride

Kawatiri Coastal Trail | Te Huarahi Takutai o Kawatiri

Plan Your Journey

Download your trail map here

The Kawatiri Coastal Trail is under construction and is opening in stages. Currently there are four consecutive Sections open from Westport to Ōkari Lagoon, and also the Waitakere Section in Charleston. 

Once complete all sections of trail can be ridden in either direction, with the option to slow down the pace and split into shorter rides, taking in major highlights along the way.

Great Rides App

The Kawatiri Coastal Trail is now featured on The Great Rides App; New Zealand’s best guide and tracking app for the Great Rides.

Once a trail is downloaded it can work offline:

  • to track your position along the trail using your phone’s GPS
  • showing key stops on the trail with photos and descriptions
  • providing information about trail sections with elevation profiles
  • identifying bike related services to help you along your ride
  • as a guide with trail information all packaged into one app

DOWNLOAD THE APP

Trail Sections

EXPLORE THE KAWATIRI COASTAL TRAIL

PŪWAHA

Section 1
5.5 km

Westport – Carters Beach

OPEN

KAWAU

Section 2
7 km

Carters Beach – Cape Foulwind

OPEN

Omau

Section 3
3.5 km

Cape Foulwind – Tauranga Bay

OPEN

Tauranga

Section 4
5 km

Tauranga Bay – Ōkari Lagoon

OPEN

Ōkari

Section 5
7 km

Ōkari Lagoon – Virgin Flat Road

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Tōtara

Section 6
5 km

Virgin Flat Road – Tōtara River

Under construction

Rahui

Section 7
5.5 km

Tōtara River – Nile River

PLANNED

Waitakere

Section 8
1 km

Nile River – Charleston

OPEN