Waihi Beach to Orokawa Bay walk

Waihi Beach to Orokawa Bay walk

Orokawa Scenic Reserve



6 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

222 Walking

9 Waihi



Perfect unspoilt Orokawa bay
A beach less trodden


45 mins one way

The walk to Orokawa Bay commences at the northern end of Waihi Beach. It may not be possible to access this track from the beach at times of high tide and strong swell. The track is popular and skirts the coastal headlands before descending into Orokawa Bay. This beach is not considered safe for swimming due to the steep grade of the seafloor, but is popular for picnicking with its lovely overhanging pohutukawa.


Feature Value Info


North IslandBay of PlentyWaihi


  • Walking
  • Free



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N smith

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

love this walk, do it every year, deserted unspoilt beach, some nice views to

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Pieke's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice walk, good views along the way. The beach at Orokawa Bay is beautiful, not that safe for swimming as it is a really steep beach. This is most stunning when the pohutukawa flowers are out in late December!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Kane Chain

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Rewarding, not too challenging.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Ranking: 9/10

Very nice place to do a walk and have good time

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Mary Selfa

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Beach Kayaking
Go to the last Bay, what a lovely spot. Take a lunch.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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