To celebrate Conservation Week DOC are leading several guided walks around the Raglan area next Saturday (18 Sept). If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about about the history of our landscape then lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail.

Karioi maunga

Two walks traversing the mountain at the same time, one leaving from each road end. Both options involve a steep climb and a strenuous walk but the spectacular views will more than make up for it.

When: Saturday 18 Sept. 9am start. 5-7 hours.
Walk one: Departs from Te Toto Gorge car park on Whaanga Road
Walk two: Departs from Swanns Farm carpark on Karioi Road.

Historic coastal walk

This walk descends from the road to the coast and traverses south past three spectacular steep-walled amphitheaters – relics of past volcanic eruptions.

When: Saturday 18 Sept. 9am. Allow 5 hours.
Where: Departing from Te Toto Gorge car park.

For all walks:
Registration essential. Contact Elisa 07 850 8378 or
Bring: Good strong footwear, warm clothes and be prepared for rain or sun. Take plenty of food and water.
Contingency day: 19 Sept.