Gibbons Track Walk. 3 hrs. 14kms. Walk around Pararaha Point (photo). The Whatipu area is a Scientific Reserve owned by the Department of Conservation, Coastal dunes and wetlands are the breeding ground for endangered species such as NZ Dotterel. The Gibbons Homestead was built in 1867 during the days of timber milling. As supplies of accessible timber became depleted, the Gibbons family turned to providing accommodation for tourists.
Karamatura Falls. The beautiful 15 metre waterfall is part of Karamatura Stream which has a series of smaller waterfalls nearby as well. Park on Huia Road. 15-20 minutes walk to the falls. Loop track takes about an hour to walk.