Pawarenga

Whangahape Harbour and the Golden Stairs

The Golden Stairs Walkway takes its name from the spectacular display of Kowhai flowering in spring.

The Golden Stairs Walkway takes its name from the spectacular display of Kowhai flowering in spring.

The walkway commences just past Pawarenga along the eastern shores of the entrance to Whangape harbour. Access also from Mitimiti along the beach. The track is easy to follow as it travels along the ridge, providing views inland and over the coastal slopes of the Warawara Forest. Spectacular views up and down the coats are also afforded.

Accessible via two main trails. One though the Golden Stairs from Pawarenga south to the headlands of Whangape Harbour. The other is a 20 km track from Mitimiti through the Warawara to Pawarenga. You will experience flora and fauna and the natural beauty of the untouched land. You could either walk the track or take a guided horse trek.