Northland

Northland

Omahuta-Puketi Wet Weather Bypass - OPEN

Note: Use in wet weather.
Northern Start
The junction of SH1 and Omahuta Road.
Southern End
Waiare Road junction with Te Araroa Mangakaretu Track.
Distance
32km
Time
1 day
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track Walk as far off SH1 as you can
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

From the SH1 junction with Omahuta Rd, continue south on SH1 22km.

Turn left into Puketi Rd and walk 9km to Waiare Rd.

Turn left and walk a further 2.5km to rejoin the Te Araroa route onto the Mangakaretu Track (Puketotara Farm).

Note: The Mangakaretu Track has seasonal closures for lambing - if that affects you, continue straight along Puketotara Rd from the Puketi/Waiare Rd intersection.)

Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
Amenities
(Start)
  • No amenities
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Standard Campsite
  • Accommodation Book cabins & Puketi Hut with DoC Tel:+9 407-0300
Closest Town(s)
Kerikeri
Managed by
Far North District Council & NZTA
Northern Start
The junction of SH1 and Omahuta Road.
Southern End
Waiare Road junction with Te Araroa Mangakaretu Track.
Distance
32km
Time
1 day
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Description
(North to South)

From the SH1 junction with Omahuta Rd, continue south on SH1 22km.

Turn left into Puketi Rd and walk 9km to Waiare Rd.

Turn left and walk a further 2.5km to rejoin the Te Araroa route onto the Mangakaretu Track (Puketotara Farm).

Note: The Mangakaretu Track has seasonal closures for lambing - if that affects you, continue straight along Puketotara Rd from the Puketi/Waiare Rd intersection.)

Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track Walk as far off SH1 as you can
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

From the SH1 junction with Omahuta Rd, continue south on SH1 22km.

Turn left into Puketi Rd and walk 9km to Waiare Rd.

Turn left and walk a further 2.5km to rejoin the Te Araroa route onto the Mangakaretu Track (Puketotara Farm).

Note: The Mangakaretu Track has seasonal closures for lambing - if that affects you, continue straight along Puketotara Rd from the Puketi/Waiare Rd intersection.)

Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
Amenities
(Start)
  • No amenities
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Standard Campsite
  • Accommodation Book cabins & Puketi Hut with DoC Tel:+9 407-0300
Closest Town(s)
Kerikeri
Managed by
Far North District Council & NZTA