The Tangoio Walkway links two of Hawke’s Bay’s beautiful scenic reserves, White Pine Bush and Tangoio Falls.
The walkway follows Kareaara stream through native forest, open grassland, and old and new pine plantations to the Te Ana and Tangoio Falls. Listen for tui, kereru, bellbird, fantail, kingfisher and grey warbler in the forest and watch for freshwater crayfish in the stream.
If walked north to south, the walk is mostly downhill. The walkway links with the short and long loop tracks in White Pine Bush Scenic Reserve. There is a stream crossing that requires care after heavy rain.
Both the north and south entrances to Tangoio Walkway are accessed from State Highway 2. The north entrance is clearly signposted opposite the entrance to White Pine Bush Scenic Reserve, approximately 27km north of Napier.
Conditions and closures
To find out more about conditions of access on this walkway (eg, access with bikes, dogs or horses) and any temporary or seasonal closures, view the Explore Hawke's Bay brochure on the Department of Conservation’s website or contact the nearest Department of Conservation area office.
At a glance
Walking time: 2 hours one way
Length: 4km one way
Created: 6 May 1984
Controlling authority: Department of Conservation
For more information about this walkway and the surrounding area, view the Explore Hawke's Bay brochure on the Department of Conservation’s website.