There are several tracks through the park which can be used
to enjoy the views and explore the numerous archaeological
features, including seven pa sites.
Walking trails are Papamoa Hills Regional Park's main feature.
Take a stroll through the farmland and enjoy the panoramic
The main and most well-known
walking track is from the carpark, located on Poplar Lane,
to the trig station (at 224 metres). This track leads
through pine forest, native bush and open grassland and
showcases the terracing on several pa sites and breathtaking
views from the top. It takes about 45 minutes and rises
There are several other
tracks which allow you to explore the cultural heritage
of the park and make the most of the expansive views,
with most tracks leading you to each of the six pa sites
within the Park boundary.
Remember sunscreen and
a hat for sunny days and although most tracks are well
formed, good walking shoes are recommended, as is a reasonable
level of fitness. Take a bottle of water with you as there
is no drinking water supply in the Park.