Pauanui Trail

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Pauanui Trail
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Fivestar247
Auckland Central, New Zealand414 contributions
Solo
Various options for either walking around the coastal track or the steep accent to the top for phenomenal views.
Fairly challenging accent and a tricky descent with steeper areas and slip risk. Take your time and watch your footing.
Worth the climb for the panoramic views of Pauanui. A wonderful start to the day to earn your food and feel good to be alive!
Written 23 January 2021
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Dutchie2
Leiderdorp, The Netherlands470 contributions
Couples
steep climb to the top of Mount Pauanui. 378 meters uphill. we took another trail down to Cave Bay. it is not that steep but you have to walk 200 meters on rocks before you get back to the beach again.
Written 2 March 2020
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Boydgirl
Whitianga, New Zealand18 contributions
Friends
Have walked this trail numerous times and always see something different. It is well built and reasonably easy. Very picturesque. Makes a great night walk too, with a torch or headlamp... you never know what you might see or hear!
Written 13 April 2019
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Kiwiglobetroter
Taupo, New Zealand227 contributions
Friends
Judging by the number of bikes going past and heading off on this new trail early this month (Jan.) it is very popular. Thanks to the fantastic work of volunteers this new bike and walking/running trail starting at the Waterways, up to Duck Creek and beyond has given a new dimension to Pauanui. It is an easy ride along the estuary, through bush and swamp on wooden walkways with lovely views over a changing landscape. The plan is to link through to a trail from Tairua. That will be fantastic as a loop ride using the ferry to or from Tairua. This will make for a first class ride suitable for all. Good for beginners and experienced. Grade 2. Good job locals especially the 2 -3 guys working on the job every day.
Written 15 January 2019
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Mala194
Cardiff, UK107 contributions
Couples
The Pauanui to Duck Creek trail is a very pleasant walk as well as a bike trail. Walking through the woods you’ll see beautiful fauna and hear many birdsong. The walk also goes along the Mangrove swamp and by the water where you can watch people on their boats or water skis.
Written 31 December 2018
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Roman W
Zürich107 contributions
Couples
not to be confused with the Pauanui Trail along the river ! We took the trail as recommended counterclockwise, steep sections, but completely rewarded by breathtaking views at the top ! Depending on weather conditions, sturdy shoes , hiking boots are a definitely recommended.
Written 15 November 2018
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Chris123Canberra
Canberra20 contributions
Couples
I borrowed a hotel bike and rode the track. I there in the middle of the week and saw a few people using the track, as there are a few blind corners I would recommend taking it easy as you wouldn't want a head-on.
Written 24 April 2018
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Faye J
Rugby, UK666 contributions
Friends
Took trail from beach not expecting to be as steep...was knackered climbing up and felt unfit...wished id worn better shoes as ground slippy underfoot in sections. View nice at top but not sure i would climb it again unless in training. One thing i did note is the encouragement from people coming down was great..they might have lied saying not far to go but all helped..so thankyou if this was you..and if going up please keep this friendliness up x
Written 15 April 2018
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Molly Burke
Auckland Central, New Zealand38 contributions
Friends
Our group of 32 started our walk opposite the Lakes Resort entrance on the Hikuai Settlement Road. The trail is an easy walk, with a few gentle undulations on a mostly level gravel surface, and including boardwalks through the mangrove areas. As it is a shared trail it is recommended to keep left, the cyclists we met along the way were very accommodating. The volunteers who created this track have done a fantastic job, preserving an area of great beauty. New plantings of natives such as hebe, kowhai and kumarahoe abound and many seats are placed along the way for those that want to stop and absorb the sights and sounds. I have walked many wetland paths but none as beautiful as this one.
Written 6 April 2018
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RogerWnz
Wellington, New Zealand83 contributions
I both walked and cycled this trail, on the hunt for the geocaches that have been hidden along its length. I found all but one, and really enjoyed the scenery .
Written 10 March 2018
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