Maramaratotara Walk Ferry Landing

Look for the heritage trail signage by the wharf at Ferry Landing for details on historical features of the area.

From Ferry Landing car park head right (in direction of the river inlet) and follow formed track for 5-10 minutes to Whitianga Rock or 10-15 minutes down to Back Bay. The walk continues through wetland and native bush with steep sections and tree roots for steps, making it often slippery. Ascending through the bush near the top the track improves, with several seats overlooking Shakespeare Cliff as you descend the hill toward Front Beach, Flaxmill Bay. Alternatively start at walkway signpost on Purangi Rd to walk to hilltop and lookout seats before returning back down to the road, along the footpath back to the ferry. Approx 3km walk requiring good fitness.