East Coast Road, Miranda
Phone: 09 232 2781
Renowned migratory wading birds from home and abroad. Unique Wrybill all year round. Visitor & Natural History Information Centre. Bunkroom and motel unit accommodation.
Phone: 09 303 1530
Displays explaining the physical features of Franklin District.
Hunua Ranges (17,462 hectares) and Waharau (238 hectares)
Walking, camping and picnicing opportunities, beautiful Hunua Falls. Mountain bike tracks, walking tracks.
Contact: Waiuku Visitor Centre, King Street, Waiuku
Phone: 09 235 8924
Today visitors can follow a Heritage trail through the town and relive the past at the pioneer museum open weekends and public holidays. Nearby the Glenbrook Vintage Railway delights children of all ages on a 12km journey through the countryside.
Grahams Beach to Wattle Bay
3 hour walk from Grahams Beach to Wattle Bay with the choice of stopping at Big Bay or Orua Bay en-route. Check tides.
Lighthouse Road, Awhitu
240m steep descent from the Signal Station, then along the coast to Hamiltons Gap (end of West Coast Road) takes 4 to 5 hours. Check tides.
Brook Road, Kauritutahi, Awhitu, Franklin District
Phone: 09 303 1530
20 minute to 3 hour beach/farm walks. Historic Brook Homestead. Campsites available.
Orere Matingarahi Road, Tapapakanga
A coastal farm park located on the Firth of Thames, south of Orere Point. Sandy accessible pohutakawa-edged beach, rich in Maori and European history, camping available. A coastal walkway to hilltop affords spectacular views over the Firth of Thames
Matakawau Rd (beach end of Matakawau Road)
The Matakawau Scenic Reserve is now complete with a footbridge over Opoia Creek and a boardwalk across the church land to link up with Hatton Road Reserve.
Ghezzie Rd, Waiuku Forest
13km south of Waiuku, at the mouth of the Waikato River is the Waiuku Forest. Owned by Crown Forestry and managed by New Zealand Forest Managers, the forest covers 1508 ha and is planted in Pinus Radiata.
Also at the forest is the New Zealand Steel
Waitangi Falls, Waitangi Falls Rd, off Glenbrook Road
Phornium tenax or native flax was growing wild abundantly all over this country. It wasn't long before the early settlers realised it's commercial possibilities and began a flax milling industry providing fibre first of all for rope makers in Britai
Clive Howe Road to Hunter Road, Patumahoe
Patumahoe Community have created a new walkway which starts at Clive Howe Drive, just along from the school, and offers several tracks which weave through bush and farmland above the Whangamaire Stream.
Onewhero-Tuakau Bridge Road, Onewhero
Harker Reserve is a QEll protected Native bush. The shaded walking path leads from Punt Hill to Vivian falls. Horses & Dogs on leads are accepted on the track
The Reserve is home to the Vivian Falls, a 12m “horsetail” waterfall, where you can relax and take in the peace of the native bush scenery.