Centennial Highway - OPEN

Northern Start
Paekakariki Village
Southern End
Pukerua Bay Shops
1.5 to 2 hours
Tramping Standard
Road margin
(North to South)

Pretty Coastal strip but dogged by a narrow footpath and heavy traffic for most of the way. Latter part is along  the beach at Pukerua Bay, exiting up a bush track to rejoin SH1.

Track Notes:

From Paekakariki Village walk west towards the beach.

Turn south into Ames Street 

Follow Ames Street to  park/reserve near end.

Through park to sandhill track at far end (south)

Exit track at car park

At far side (south end) of Fishermans' Table Restaurant car park, continue along footpath beside SH1 (Centennial HW) for 5 km.

Exit at southern most car lookout on Centennial Highway (before hill). Take four wheel drive track toward Pukerua Bay Beach.

Exit onto Brendan Beach about 50m before private property gate.

Follow beach around to footpath/road-Ocean Parade.

Continue 500m along Ocean Parade to second lot of toilets and car park (Pukerua Bay Beach).

Enter Goat Track behind toilets

Exit Goat Track at Rawhiti Road

Continue along Rawhiti Road turning left into Teihana Road West for 100m - shops (and toilets)

Route continues across Teihana Rd West up State Highway 1 (south) via Araharakeke-Flax pathway 

Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Tides, waves & rivers - safer at low tide
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
  • Weather extremes
Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Accommodation on route:

Beach Haven B&B, Pukerua Beach Road, Pukerua Bay - P: 04 2399384

  • Dogs on leash only
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided
  • Full range of amenities
  • Roadside parking only
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Standard Campsite
(On Route)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Accommodation Moana Lodge backpackers 49 Moana Road, Plimmerton. 04 233 2010.
Closest Town(s)
Paekakariki Village
Managed by
KCDC/Transit NZ / Porirua City Council