The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend
Kotikoti Walk - Walk 9
Please note - this used to be called Matatea Walk
This spectacular walk is on private land which is opened for the Walking Weekend. A perfect opportunity to do something you can’t do the rest of the year! This walk takes its name from the Maori Pā Site you will visit on the walk.
You walk from the Walking Weekend HQ to the back eastern corner of town and leaving the road you enter private property with an introduction to a land under transition. Walk through the lush canopy of regenerating coastal forest with distant views along the way…these are snippets to the final spectacular vista of the outer Bay of Islands.
Settling down to enjoy your morning tea or lunch and the views as the guides point out areas of interest at your feet from Moturoa island, the second largest island, the stunning lava formation of the Black Rocks, the distant northern entrance of Tikitiki through compass north to the clump of eastern islands and the magnificent Cape Brett peninsula with the peaks of Rakaumangamanga and Pukehuia. Then descend down through kanuka, manuka and ponga forest to the coast and secluded beaches seldom visited. Clamber around the rocks with pohutukawa arriving at Long Beach, Oneroa, for a wander along stable sand before rising over the hill into town and back to the Club for refreshments.
Note this was previously called Matatea.
Friday 18th October - 12.30pm
Saturday 19th October – 8.30am
Duration 4 hours
Distance 7 kms
Cost Adult $20, Child $10
Maximum walkers - 20
Category - Family friendly – Children 10 years plus
All walks depart from the Russell Bowling Club in Russell. There are many walks to book on - so look at all the walks you can do over the 3 days. The walks are all guided and the guides are knowledgeable and passionate about the region.
Visit our website to see all the walks you can do.
For more on accommodation and what is on in the region - speak to Colette from Russell Information Centre: 0800 633 255 or (09) 403 8020 (Russell Office).