Walking Time: 30 minutes oneway.
Access: Steep grassy track and pebby beach walking. Good shoes and a good level of fitness are recommended.
Carparking: Road parking on Rauhomaumau Rd (follow Tutukaka Block Road (off Matapouri Road as you decend the hill towards Tutukaka Marina) then Motel Road on the left – Rauhomaumau Rd veers right a short way along).
Directions: Descend the steep grass track at the end of Rauhomaumau Road to access the beach (this can be slippery). At the beach turn right and follow the beach until the accessway to Dolphin Place. Climb up this grassy steep path and follow Dolphin Place for 50m until you reach the William Parata Walkway on your left. There is a steep climb to the Trig Station with superb views from the top. Views include the Poor Knights Islands, Tutukaka Harbour, Ngunguru, Ngunguru Sandspit and Tutukaka Heads.
For a shorter walk you can access the William Parata Walkway to the Trig Station directly from Dophin Place (accessible off Tutukaka Block Rd) – #6 on the map below.
Rauhomaumau Bay to William Parata Walkway