3 Hours (return) 8 km (Raetahinga Point Return)


  • Rugged, wild, west coast
  • Coastal cliffs
  • Close to Auckland Central



This track is part of the Hilary Trail.

Go west to the Waitakere Ranges and wind through wild and stunning locations like Huia, Piha and Muriwai.

Bethells Beach, Auckland

The Te Henga Walkway, between Bethells and Muriwai, is part of the Hillary Trail, which connects a number of existing tracks in the Waitakere Ranges.  It is a great option if you’re looking for some solitude and fresh ocean air.

 The track heads in the direction of the ocean, ascending cliff tops at times. Parts are narrow and steep so it’s best to walk the track in dry weather. There are boardwalks and bridges in over wet/muddy areas.

Department of Conservation

Track conditions often change. Be prepared by checking with the Department of Conservation before you go.

Te Henga Walkway(opens in new window)

More information

Alternative routes

  • to O’Neill’s Bay (2 km, approximately 45 minutes one way)
  • to Constable Rd and the Devil's Staircase (10 km or 3.5 hours one way)


Getting there

Start your journey from the carpark opposite the Lake Wainamu carpark, just a short distance from Bethells Road.


Need to know

The track crosses private land, keep to the track and be careful around livestock.

Before you go…

Kauri is part of New Zealand’s heritage. But, kauri dieback is threatening their extinction. Please respect displayed kauri protection guidelines when visiting areas. Find out more about kauri dieback(opens in new window).

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