Ruapekapeka Pa Track

Historic site of the last Northland war between northern Maori and British colonial forces.

Time: 30minute return

Distance: 1.5km loop

History about the site: 

Historic places tell our stories. At Ruapekapeka Pa, the story is told of the last battle of the Northern Wars, fought between British colonial forces and northern Maori. 

Get there: SH1 between Hikurangi & Kawakawa. The Ruapekapeka Pa Historic Reserve is reached by turning off SH 1 (signposted) about 1 km north of the Towai Hotel, 16 km south of Kawakawa. Follow Ruapekapeka Road. DoC have created the Ruapekapeka Pa (walking) Track, 1.5 km return, taking about 30 minutes. Walking shoes required. No eating or drinking is permitted on the Pa site. This loop track starts at the car park. The track takes you through the British camp, down through the bush and up to Ruapekapeka Pa site.