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Te Onepoto Loop - from Onepoto Bay

The Te Onepoto Loop is a scenic trail in Whitireia Park, offering diverse landscapes and stunning coastal views, accessible from Onepoto Road.


Panoramic views of Porirua Harbour
Diverse landscapes including beaches and native bush
Educational interpretive signs

Look out for

1x squeeze barrier
2x 90deg narrow stile barriers

Length (km)

Park/Venue Grade


Surface type

The trail features a mix of compacted gravel paths and natural dirt tracks, providing a comfortable surface for walking and biking.

Track Width 

Typical 1.2m, Minimum 0.8m

Track Gradient 

Typical 5 degrees, Max 12 degrees

Cross Slope

Typical 3 degrees

** This trail is inaccessible because of three barriers that are installed along it **

The Te Onepoto Loop is a captivating trail within Whitireia Park, beginning and ending at the Onepoto Road entrance. This loop offers a mix of coastal and inland experiences, providing a comprehensive exploration of the park's natural beauty and cultural significance.

Starting from the carpark on Onepoto Road, the trail winds through a variety of landscapes, including rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and lush native bush. The loop offers breathtaking views of Porirua Harbour and the surrounding areas, making it a favorite among photographers and nature enthusiasts.

Along the route, interpretive signs provide information about the local flora, fauna, and the cultural history of the Ngāti Toa Rangatira iwi, enriching the journey with educational insights. The loop also offers several vantage points where you can pause and take in the panoramic views or spot local wildlife.

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