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

Sun, 07 Apr


Te Horo

The Great Te Horo Road Rai$e Walking Series

Join us on a series ofrural walks within Te Horo across private farmland never previously open to the public. Each walk is different - from sand dunes to farmland to hillsides. This one-off walk series runs each Sunday morning for just six weeks in total.

Time & Location

07 Apr 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

Starting Easter Sunday and running each week for 6 consecutive Sundays!

Join us on a series of walks up and over local farms and into areas not normally open to the public!

  • The second walk in this popular series is on 7 April.
  • 5km and 10km options available.
  • All walks start at 10am, rain or shine (come along for the usual 9:45 breifing).
  • $15.00 per adult, per walk (kids free, if with an adult).
  • Book now or bring cash on the day.
  • Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on any of the Walks.

All proceeds go to Te Horo Hall Society Fundraising.

And a huge thanks to the local farmers supporting these events!

Walk 1 - Pilet & Cobb Farm, Arcus Road, 10am, Sunday 31st March: COMPLETED

Walk 2 - 120 Te Horo Beach Road, 10am, Sunday 7th 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. Approx 10km with a 5km option. Download a copy of the map here.

Walk 3 - 276 Te Hapua Road, 10am Sunday 14th 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.  It then crosses the Lifestyle Farm’s of Paul Arcus, Paul Crafer and Ian Jensen, where the ‘Ngawhakangutu’ wetlands, commonly known as the ‘Te Hapua Wetlands’ have undergone extensive restoration over the last 35 years, with continuing works in progress.  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, where 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 7.8km.

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.

On the walk:

  • 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 2 - 120 Te Horo Beach Rd

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

    +$0.38 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Walk 4 - 294 Old Hautere Road

    +$0.38 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Walk 5 - 708 Otaki Gorge Road

    +$0.38 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Walk 6: 843 Old State Highway

    +$0.38 service fee
    Sale ended



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