Whakatāne, Eastern Bay
2-7 hours return (several tracks) - Easy to moderate level
High above Whakatāne lies the Ngā Tapuwae O Toi walkway. Steeped in Māori culture and history, this land was once the dominion of the great chieftain Toi. His pā, Kapu-Te-Rangi, is one of the oldest in Aotearoa. The trail can be taken in smaller sections or as a 16-kilometre round trip which takes 5-7 hours. Along the way, you will encounter native kererū and tūī singing out.
Pōhutukawa, cabbage trees, harakeke flax, toetoe, rimu.
Mana whenua: Ngāti Awa.