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Pauanui Trail

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Great added attraction to Pauanui

Judging by the number of bikes going past and heading off on this new trail early this month (Jan... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Taupo, New Zealand
A pleasant walk

The Pauanui to Duck Creek trail is a very pleasant walk as well as a bike trail. Walking through... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Pauanui, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

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...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kiwiglobetroter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mala194
Reviewed 15 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roman W
Reviewed 24 April 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Chris123Canberra
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Faye J
Reviewed 6 April 2018

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mollyburke_nz
Reviewed 11 March 2018

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 .

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank RogerWnz
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is a great cycle track starting at Pauanui Waterways, going across the board walk and on up Tangitorori Lane to the parking area where you continue out to Settlement Road. There are amazing views down the estuary and up the river. it's a very...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 955shirley
Reviewed 17 December 2017

There are three hikes that start at the South End Reserve on the south end of Pauanui Beach. The summit trail is the most rigorous of the three. The map ways 1 1/2 hours. Plan on more like 2 1/2. It's also recommended to hike...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Loved this hike. Was a bit steep and slightly challenging but so worth it when you get to the top and see those views. Highly recommended!!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Gabi H
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Response from keriansav | Reviewed this property |
Not yet but that will be the next stage. It goes from Pauanui to Duck Creek. They've made a great job of it. Needs a bit of attention after all the crowds for the holidays. A bit sandy in places but still a good ride.