Kaitawa

Name

Kaitawa

Location

Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Short, dead-end excursion around Kaitawa Head.

Grade

Easy

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

A short trip around to a secluded bay below Kaitawa Head. It is possible to walk further around the bays to the southwest, but there is no track beyond the first bay.

Much of the track is on sealed road, except for a short section of single track that climbs over the headland and then down into the adjoining bay.

Getting there

From the main car park, take the sealed road around the coastline heading north. The road becomes a narrow track as it heads over a small bluff and then dropping back down to the beach.

Return the same way.

Other notes

Kaitawa Head was the site of a Maori Pa. The remains of the Pa can be seen high on the headland, reached via the sealed road up the hill from the main Whitireia Park car park.

Not to be confused with the Kaitawa Road track in Eastbourne, or the Kaitawa Reserve track in Kapiti Coast.

Length

0.96km

Conditions

Sealed road

Last modified

27 Jul 2010 by Ian

Created by

Ian

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