Trip Overview

Discover why Māori and European explorers fell in love with this region and chose to settle here.

Follow in their footsteps along the coastal track, which replaced the horse trail from Awaroa to Onetahuti. Here, a unique board walk and bridge – designed by local Māori – leads from the forest to the burnished sands of Onetahuti Beach.

Walk along the spectacular beach to historic Tonga Quarry.

Please note: Recent weather events have created a new tidal crossing in the centre of Onetahuti Beach. This creek can be waist deep for 2 hours on either side of high tide. Please check the tides before booking this option. Click here for Department of Conservation Tide Tables.

Awaroa Lodge is unable to provide lunches until further notice.

Your 10.30 am leisurely departure choice is a Water Taxi service available 20 December to 31 March.

*9.20am or 10.30am
Awaroa – Tonga Quarry
2 hrs
to Awaroa 1 hr 30 min
from Tonga 1 hr
NZ$87 with $5 WEBSAVER
*All Year, other times 1 Oct-30 April