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Walkways and cycle trails

Council maintained walkways, mountain-biking and fitness trails.  Also other popular walking tracks and cycling trails.

Whataupoko Reserve

Whataupoko ReserveThe reserve was developed in 2001 after Council purchased the land in 1992. The reserve was then planted in exotic trees which are now well established. The mountain bike trails were developed in 2003 by a group of volunteers, there's 7 kilometres of trails.

Mountain bike tracksCyclists ride at your own risk, please wear suitable protection. 
Please stay on the tracks.

Runners and walkersMost people walk or run the trails.
Entrances on Fox Street and Hauroa Road.

Whataupoko Reserve Trails Map [PDF, 3.9 MB]


Titirangi Domain - Kaiti Hill

Titirangi Domain (Kaiti Hill) provides great views of Gisborne city and the bay towards Mahia.  There are bush walk tracks amongst native trees.  There is also a very popular fitness trail with lots of steps to run up and down.

Whataupoko Park trailPlaces of interest include the Cook bi-centenary memorial plaza, gun emplacement and observatory.

Other walkways and cycleways

City riverbank walkway along the Taruheru and Turanganui riverbank.  Connects with the Oneroa pathway along Waikanae Beach to Midway surf club.

♦ Turanga gardens walking tracks on Hospital Hill, Valley Road. 
♦ Waiherere Domain, Back Ormond Road.  Native bush walk leading to Waihirere waterfall. 
♦ Makorori headland walk. 
♦ Eastwoodhill Arboretum walking tracks

Motu Trails cycleway

The Motu Trails cycle trails between Matawai via the Old Coach Road through to Tirohanga dunes - 78km track, or the Pakihi Track takes a more direct route through a spectacular gorge - 44km. 

Rere Falls Trail cycleway

The Rere Falls trail is 103km, you can ride in either direction.  For best views and a more downhill ride, start from Matawai to Gisborne - highlights along the way include Rere Rockslide, Rere Falls, Eastwoodhill Arboretum down through the Poverty Bay Flats to our city beaches.
Read the trail description for more information - Rere Falls Trail(external link)

Other tracks and trails around our district

And the many Department of Conservation walking tracks, such as Gray's Bush scenic reserve, Te Kuri Farm walkway, Otoko walkway, Okitu scenic reserve, Cooks Cove walkway in Tolaga Bay, Anaura Bay walkway, Mount Hikurangi - Te Ara ki Hikurangi.  More information on these walks visit Department of Conservation website(external link)