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The Great Te Horo Road Rai$e Walking Series
The Great Te Horo Road Rai$e Walking Series

Sun, 31 Mar


Te Horo

The Great Te Horo Road Rai$e Walking Series

Join us on a series of rural walks within Te Horo across private farmland not usually open to the public. Each walk is different - from sand dunes to hillsides. This one-off walk series runs each Sunday morning for just six weeks.

Time & Location

31 Mar 2024, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Te Horo, Te Horo, New Zealand


About the event

The Great Te Horo Road Rai$e Walking Series

Easter Sunday to 5th May, 6 consecutive Sundays!

  • First walk starts Sunday 31st March (Easter Sunday)
  • Each walk is around 6km to 10km or do a shorter 5km option.
  • $15 each per walk, or do all six for $75.00, kids under 15 go free.
  • All walks start at 10am, rain or shine!
  • Registrations from 9:15am and a breifing at 9:45am.
  • Book now or bring cash on the day.
  • Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed on any of the Walks.

 A huge thank you to the local farmers supporting these events! All proceeds go to the Te Horo Hall Fundraising.

Walk 1 - Te Horo Hall, School Road, 10am, Sunday 31st March

 Starting at Te Horo Hall, walk along School Road and Arcus Road, through the Van der Valk, Pilet and Cobb Farms showcasing heartland Te Horo, before returning to the Hall via Nick and Emily's farm, then Jim Winiata Way past The Kilns, returning for tea and coffee at the Hall. Approx 10km. View the map here.

Walk 2 - 120 Te Horo Beach Road, 10am, Sunday 7 th April

Starting at 120 TeHoro Beach Road, at the end of the drive there is plenty of paddock parking. The walk starts with a gentle climb up sand dunes to a viewpoint out to Kapiti Island. The walk continues through the undulating Walker Farm to Harakeke Road, a short walk along the road and then back through the Wilson Farm to Swamp Road, a short walk along the road, then through the Wilson Farm and then back to the start though the Walker Farm for a cup of tea and a sausage sizzle. Approx 10km with a 5km option. 

Walk 3 - 276 Te Hapua Road, 10am, Sunday 14 th April

Starting at 276 Te Hapua Road, there is plenty of parking up the drive in the property of Sarah Milne and Paul Boyack where we start the walk.  We then cross Paul Arcus’ Farm, Paul Crafer’s Farm, and Ian Jensen’s Farm where wetlands have been developed over the last 30 to 40 years.  A short climb up the sand dune hills gives you magnificent views of the wetlands and the coast.  We then cross through the horse farm of Ruth Wallis and Matt Cronin out to Pukenamu Road along a short distance before turning into Puruaha Road, Mahurenga Lane and out to the beach. We then head south along the beach for a breathtaking 3km, past the famous Pink Stump, to the beach access for Te Hapua Road.  A short distance along Te Hapua Road takes you back to the start for a cup of tea at Sarah and Paul’s place. Approx 7.6km.

Walk 4 - 294 Old Hautere Road, 10am Sunday 21st April

 Starting at the Empson Farm paddock on the corner of Old Hautere Road and Otaki Gorge Road, we proceed along the farm race past the cow shed, then along past the large lowland bush area rarely visited and now QE11 covenanted. Follow the markers where you will pass the historic heritage cottage built in 1892, which was the old Hautere Cross Post Office from 1902 to 1924, until you reach Otaki Gorge Road. Cross the road carefully and then proceed along another farm track with magnificent views overlooking the Otaki River.  You will then enter another QE11 covenanted bush area with historic stone walls and huge old Totara Trees.  Continue along the farm track past a derelict house with a gruesome history, across Otaki Gorge Road again and through more farm tracks back to the start. Approx 6km.

Walk 5 - Mansell Farm, 708 Otaki Gorge Road, 10am Sunday 28th April

Meet at the Mansell Woolshed. This is a more energetic walk, along slowly elevating farm tracks, in hill country.  You will pass a GeoNet Station and be rewarded with magnificent views across the Te Horo Plains, Otaki River and out to Kapiti Island and the South Island. You will then continue along well formed tracks gently downhill back to the start.  The total loop walk is 6.7 km involving a climb and descent of 273m, passing the GeoNet Station along the way.  A shorter walk is to the GeoNet Station and return which is 5.6 km and a climb and descent of 150m.  Refreshments will be available at the Woolshed at the end of your walk.

Walk 6 - Faith Farm Milk Station – 843 Old State Highway 1, Te Horo, 10am Sunday 5th May

Meet at 843 Old SH1, Te Horo (Faith Farm Milk Station), drive down the gravel driveway to the left of the Milk Station and head towards the black and white cowshed building.  There is ample parking beside the cowshed. The track follows undulating farm races, tracks, and sand hills (complete with sand quarry) with great views of the surrounding farmland and out to Kapiti Island. This walk is approx. 6km taking about 1hr 45mins to complete. There is a shorter option for those not wanting to walk so far.

Futher Information to Help You on the Walks

  • Wear strong footwear to avoid injury from uneven ground.
  •  Walking poles optional
  •  Carry an additional layer of clothing for exposed areas and changeable weather.
  •  Bring a water bottle and snack.
  •  Follow the directions of marshalls.
  •  Follow the markers.
  •  Treat all fences as live.
  •  Take away all litter and respect all property.
  •  Leave all gates as you find them.


  • Walk 1 - Te Horo Hall Start

    +$0.38 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Walk 2, 141 Te Horo Beach Road

    +$0.38 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Walk 3 - 276 Te Hapua Road

    +$0.38 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Walk 4, Faiths Farm Milk

    +$0.38 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Walk 5 - 658 Otaki Gorge Rd

    +$0.38 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Walk 6 - 276 Old Hautere Road

    +$0.38 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Full Walk Series, Walks 1-6

    +$1.88 service fee
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