Five Waterfalls walking network
Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands has a network of tracks within the town, featuring five stunning waterfalls. Together they make up a really good weekend's walking with time enough for other attractions.
There are four separate tracks plus the main Kerikeri Road. The
Te Araroa track passes though Kerikeri by entering at the Rainbow Falls and exits down Inlet Road, By combining the Wiaroa river track with Southside track it becomes a circular rout of about eight kilometers and there are many feeder tracks.
The main starting points are either at the town centre (where most motels are) or at the Stone Store Basin where there are several car parks.
The four walks are:
1. The Rainbow Falls track alongside the Kerikeri River with two waterfalls. 3.75 km
2. The Wairoa track alongside the Wairoa stream with two waterfalls. 2.25 km
3. Charlie's Rock waterfall off Landing Road. 2.3 km from the Stone Store.
4. The Southside track runs through the Booths Wharapuke Reserve historic track which is a lovely wooded trail and continues upstream along the Kerikeri river with many side entrances and finishes either at Clark St. or at the Golf Club bridge. 2.5K..
Distances are one way.
Kerikeri"s subtropical climate has proven ideal for growing oranges, kiwifruit, avocados, tamarillos. macadamia nuts and a wide variety of fresh vegetables.
These can be bought from the town's two weekend markets, at the Packhouse on Saturdays and at the Farmers Market on Sundays.
There are also several vineyards in the area.
2020 is the 200th anniversary of the first settlement in Kerikeri by Europeans and the start of the modern Kerikeri township.
Kerikeri has a good range of eating places and accommodation establishments, to suit all price ranges. They will be happy to help make your weekend a special event.
The Chris Booth sculpture on the Kerikeri Domain.
Many of the tracks in Kerikeri are being opened and then replanted by groups of volunteers supported by grants and encouragement from government and private subscriptions. Go to the Vision Kerikeri website for details.