Wairoa River Walkway

The Wairoa Township Riverside Walk & Cycleway winds 5kms along the banks of the Wairoa River

Starting from Wairoa's historic Portland Island Lighthouse, the Wairoa River Walkway follows the river into the CBD, then on to Pilot Hill, where the river meets the sea.

A recent extension of the walkway makes this now 7.9km trail a coastal walkway too, ending at Whakamahia Beach Scenic Reserve. The walkway has become a mainstay in the recreational activities of both residents and visitors alike. On any day of the week, people can be seen enjoying the pathway, whether it be taking a leisurely stroll, running or cycling with the family.

Top tip

Walking can make you hungry. Grab a pie from Oslers Bakery to quell those hunger pangs - regarded by most as the best pies in the country.