Northland

Northland

Cullen Brynderwyn Walkway - OPEN

Northern Start
Cnr Cove and Cullen Rds, Waipu
Southern End
Carpark at junction of Cove and Bream Tail Rds
Distance
14km
Time
5-6hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Poisons & traps
  • Farming operations
  • Forestry operations
  • Small stream crossings in paddock?
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

From the junction with Cove Road, follow Cullen Rd up hill for 7.5km. The road changes from sealed to 4WD track (at about the 4km mark) and eventually intercepts DOC’s Brynderwyn Walkway (a graded farm track). 

Note - there is forestry harvest traffic on Cullen Rd, generally operating Mon-Fri (and occasional Saturdays) 5am-4pm. Please observe any signage and traffic management instruction, partcularly when felling is taking place near the road. We recommend you wear hi-viz vest and/or pack covers.

Turn east and follow DOC’s Brynderwyn Walkway. You walk over a highpoint of 297m then past the Trig at 276m for magnificent views in every direction.

The track continues down a steep spur, skirts around gullies, into regenerating bush. The final 2.5km exits through a housing development onto Cove Rd. Please follow the marked route, including the short bush walk as you near Cove Rd (this is part of the access agreement).
 
Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Brynderwyns

Accommodation
DragonSpell Retreat - Cullen Rd, Waipu (look out for the signs at very end of Cullen Rd, 7.5km up from Cove Rd) - P: 0275077750 - E: cosmickali@gmail.com

 

Mangawhai Heads

Accommodation
Mangawhai Lodge - 4 Heather St, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 5311 - E: info@seaviewlodge.co.nz
Mangawhai Backpackers - Coastal Cow, is at 299 Molesworth Dr, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 5246
Mangawhai Heads Motel or Camping Ground, Mangawhai Heads Rd, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 4675                                        
 
 

 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Respect private land
  • No litter
  • No dogs
  • No horses
  • No firearms
  • No vehicles
  • No taking plants
  • No fires
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Kiwis - no dogs allowed
  • Conservation Area - No domestic animals allowed (i.e. includes dogs, cats or birds)
Amenities
(Start)
  • Full range of amenities in Waipu
  • Accommodation Some nearby B&Bs
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Full amenities at Mangawhai
Closest Town(s)
Waipu or Mangawhai
Managed by
Whangarei District Council & DoC
Northern Start
Cnr Cove and Cullen Rds, Waipu
Southern End
Carpark at junction of Cove and Bream Tail Rds
Distance
14km
Time
5-6hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Description
(North to South)

From the junction with Cove Road, follow Cullen Rd up hill for 7.5km. The road changes from sealed to 4WD track (at about the 4km mark) and eventually intercepts DOC’s Brynderwyn Walkway (a graded farm track). 

Note - there is forestry harvest traffic on Cullen Rd, generally operating Mon-Fri (and occasional Saturdays) 5am-4pm. Please observe any signage and traffic management instruction, partcularly when felling is taking place near the road. We recommend you wear hi-viz vest and/or pack covers.

Turn east and follow DOC’s Brynderwyn Walkway. You walk over a highpoint of 297m then past the Trig at 276m for magnificent views in every direction.

The track continues down a steep spur, skirts around gullies, into regenerating bush. The final 2.5km exits through a housing development onto Cove Rd. Please follow the marked route, including the short bush walk as you near Cove Rd (this is part of the access agreement).
 
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Poisons & traps
  • Farming operations
  • Forestry operations
  • Small stream crossings in paddock?
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

From the junction with Cove Road, follow Cullen Rd up hill for 7.5km. The road changes from sealed to 4WD track (at about the 4km mark) and eventually intercepts DOC’s Brynderwyn Walkway (a graded farm track). 

Note - there is forestry harvest traffic on Cullen Rd, generally operating Mon-Fri (and occasional Saturdays) 5am-4pm. Please observe any signage and traffic management instruction, partcularly when felling is taking place near the road. We recommend you wear hi-viz vest and/or pack covers.

Turn east and follow DOC’s Brynderwyn Walkway. You walk over a highpoint of 297m then past the Trig at 276m for magnificent views in every direction.

The track continues down a steep spur, skirts around gullies, into regenerating bush. The final 2.5km exits through a housing development onto Cove Rd. Please follow the marked route, including the short bush walk as you near Cove Rd (this is part of the access agreement).
 
Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Brynderwyns

Accommodation
DragonSpell Retreat - Cullen Rd, Waipu (look out for the signs at very end of Cullen Rd, 7.5km up from Cove Rd) - P: 0275077750 - E: cosmickali@gmail.com

 

Mangawhai Heads

Accommodation
Mangawhai Lodge - 4 Heather St, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 5311 - E: info@seaviewlodge.co.nz
Mangawhai Backpackers - Coastal Cow, is at 299 Molesworth Dr, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 5246
Mangawhai Heads Motel or Camping Ground, Mangawhai Heads Rd, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 4675                                        
 
 

 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Respect private land
  • No litter
  • No dogs
  • No horses
  • No firearms
  • No vehicles
  • No taking plants
  • No fires
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Kiwis - no dogs allowed
  • Conservation Area - No domestic animals allowed (i.e. includes dogs, cats or birds)
Amenities
(Start)
  • Full range of amenities in Waipu
  • Accommodation Some nearby B&Bs
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Full amenities at Mangawhai
Closest Town(s)
Waipu or Mangawhai
Managed by
Whangarei District Council & DoC