Bryant Memorial Reserve tracks
Time: 20 min one way
Distance: 800 m one way
Access is from Wainui Road along the coast south west of Raglan. From the car park beside the Bryant Home Children’s Bible Camp, follow the steps down to a well formed track through a small patch of coastal forest, with tree ferns, nikau palm, kawakawa and kowhai in abundance. A third of the way down there is a lookout providing excellent views northward along the coast, and at the bottom, steps lead on to Ngarunui Beach. From Ngarunui Beach, you can walk along the seashore to Wainui Reserve (administered by Waikato District Council). There are toilets at Wainui Reserve and also Manu Bay.There is an alternative access to the Ngarunui track via 50 steps from Earles Place (limited parking).
Time: 25 min one way
Distance: 1 km one way
Across the road from the Bryant Home Children’s Bible Camp, another track, through regenerating coastal forest leads to a seat, and to a water intake - the supply for Bryant Home. The track follows an historic water-race that in 1924 powered a generator providing electricity for the Bryant Home. An alternative entry track comes from Upper Wainui Road down a mown access strip to a bridge. The track follows on to link up with the water-race track.
Access from Wainui Rd or Earles Place, near Raglan.
The Ngarunui Track gives access to the Ngarunui Beach (also known as Wainui Beach and Ocean Beach) the main Raglan beach for swimming, surfing and picnicking. The surf patrol operates about 200m from the track entrance to the beach.
Plan and prepare
Please note: dogs are prohibited from all Waikato area tracks except for certified guide dogs and permitted hunting dogs.
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