Haurata Walks

Short walks


Bush Walk | Yellow Walk | Orange Walk

If challenged for time and fitness we have an ideal selection of short walks to cater for your needs. The Green Walk can be shortened to become the Yellow Walk, still taking in some of the fantastic views the property provides, 1-1.5hours. Or venture along the cut tracks through the small patch of native bush on the edge of the garden. Walking along the river's edge in the bush is just magic, 10-45 minutes. The Orange Walk can be shortened as well.
Note: All Short Walks are closed from the 30th August to Labour Weekend.

See our Booking/Rates page for walk prices.

Bush Walk

BUSH WALK

Venture along the cut tracks through the small patch of native bush on the edge of the garden. Walking along the river’s edge in the bush is just magic.

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Yellow Walk

OLD SHEPHERD'S WALK

The Old Shepherd’s Walk is the perfect choice for all ages and levels of fitness. Following a bulldozed trail along shiny green paddocks, you will encounter bizarre sandstone formations. Will you spot the famous Gorilla Head? Continuing on, the Walk will lead you through a gap of giant rocks and boulders before offering a breath taking vista over coastal Gisborne and the high country. From its turning point, the Old Shepherd’s Walk will gently take you up a hill to its highest point providing a bird’s-eye view over the lush Haurata Gardens and the Ngatapa Mountain. Be prepared to meet heaps of sheep and cattle roaming the land around the walk.

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Orange Walk

THE RIVER CHALLENGE – 8km (2-3 hours)

The magestic atmosphere created by all the large rocks gives you a sense of wonder at the awesome power of the earth. You feel as if you are on a movie set of Lord of the Rings. Although it is a short walk, the terrain is difficult and in some places dangerous so those who attempt this walk have to be very sure footed and the river is crossed 4 times.

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