Lake Tūtira tracks

Walking Trail

20 mins - 5 hrs, easy difficulty

About the trail
7.1 km loop, Various walks.
There are two main walks at Lake Tūtira, a short walk along the edge of the lake or a longer loop through the reserve.

Dog friendly: No

Things to know

No dogs. Closed for lambing 1 August - 30 September. Non-motorised boats only are permitted on the lake.

Waikopiro Loop Track

Time: 20 min
Distance: 1.1 km 

The Waikopiro Track follows the shoreline of Lake Waikopiro, passing both native and introduced plants.

Tutira Walkway

  • Short loop
    • Time: 2 hr
    • Distance: 5 km
  • Long loop
    • Time: 5 hr via Gailbraith’s Track
    • 4.5 hr via Kahikanui Track
    • Distance: 7.1 km

Named after the lake and district it overlooks, the Tutira Walkway passes through Tutira Station and the adjoining Lake Tūtira Recreation Reserve. Table Mountain Trig affords magnificent views of the inland Kaweka and Maungaharuru Ranges and coastal Hawke’s Bay from Mahia Peninsula to Cape Kidnappers/Te Kauwae-a-Māui.

Getting there

Turn off SH2 at the southern end of Lake Tūtira, 40 km north of Napier.

Know before you go

Non-motorised boats only are permitted on the lake.

Source: Department of Conservation