Bryant Memorial Walks

The most accessible walking tracks in Raglan, nestled around Wainui Reserve and Ngarunui Beach areas, you’ll find a couple of different options here whether you’re out for a scenic stroll or morning jog.

Ngarunui Track: 20min one way
Water-race Track: 25min one way
Access is from Wainui Road either from the car park beside Bryant Home Children’s Bible Camp or across the road from the camp.

Ngarunui Track

(20 min / 800 m one way)
Access is from Wainui Road along the coast south west of Raglan. From the car park beside the Bryant Home Children’s Bible Camp, follow the steps down to a well-formed track through a small patch of coastal forest, with tree ferns, nīkau palm, kawakawa and kōwhai in abundance. A third of the way down there is a lookout providing excellent views northward along the coast, and at the bottom, steps lead on to Ngarunui Beach. From Ngarunui Beach, you can walk along the seashore to Wainui Reserve (administered by Waikato District Council). There are toilets at Wainui Reserve and also Manu Bay. Alternative access to the Ngarunui track is via 50 steps from Earles Place, which has limited parking

Water-race Track

(25 min / 1 km one way)
Across the road from the Bryant Home Children’s Bible Camp is another track that takes you through regenerating coastal forest. The track follows an historic water-race that in 1924 powered a generator providing electricity for Bryant Home. An alternative entry to the track is from Upper Wainui Road down an access strip leading to a bridge. The track links up with the Water-race Track.