Dec 2017


Sun 3rd

Hikoi commences at Vaughan Park at 6:00pm - with chapel service followed by shared meal and overnight stay.

Mon 4th

Bus to Towai St Michael All Angels and on to Ruapekapeka Pā site with Māori welcome and historical presentation.


Bus to Ngati Manu Marae, Karetu. Cultural immersion experience and stay overnight.

Tues 5th

Walk from St Andrews, Taumarere to Opua via the Twin Coast Cycle Trail (8 km/ 1.5 hr).


Walk Opua to St Pauls Church, Paihia via the Opua/Paihia Coastal Walkway (6 km/ 1.25 hr).


Afternoon and evening free to explore Paihia/Russell sites of interest – Waitangi, Christ Church Russell, Pompallier House… under own arrangements.

Back Packers shared style overnight accommodation in Paihia.

Weds 6th

Walk to Waitangi Forest Track entrance via Waitangi Grounds (5.5 km/ 1.25 hr)


Walk Waitangi Forest Track to Kerikeri Kororipo Heritage Park (17 km/ 3.75 hr).


Explore the Heritage Park Stone Store, Kemp House, Kororipo Pā, Rewa’s Village and St James Church. Briefing by local Kaumātua.


Dinner and evening programme at Kaeo- Kerikeri Union Church’s new church and community facility. Engagement with local community.


Back Packers shared style accommodation overnight in Kerikeri.

Thur 7th

Walk to Rainbow Falls via Kerikeri Walkway. (2.8 km/ 0.5 hr)


Bus to Oihi Rd. Walk to Rangihoua Heritage Park (Marsden’s Cross) and be welcomed onto the site and briefed by local Kaumātua (1.3 km/ 0.25 hr).


Explore the Park and end our Hikoi with a service on the beach.


Fullers Ferry pick up from Rangihoua Bay and transfer to Paihia. Return bus trip to Vaughan Park.