Kohi Point Loop Track (I1)

Kohi Point Loop track, Otarawairere Beach, Ohope Beach, Toi’s Pa, Whakatane, New Zealand.

GPS: -37.955086  177.009072

Close-up of carpark track map for the Kohi Point loop, Whakatane.

Close-up of carpark track map for the Kohi Point loop, Whakatane.

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Kohi Point loop track overview 1

Kohi Point loop track overview 1

Kohi Point loop track overview 2

Kohi Point loop track overview 2

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Vertigraph steps

Vertigraph steps

The vertigragh stairway of Whakatane.

The vertigragh stairway of Whakatane.

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River mouth seen from Kohi Pt loop.

River mouth seen from Kohi Pt loop.

Whakatane from Kohi loop.

Whakatane from Kohi loop.

Overlooking Whakatane from Kohi Loop.

Overlooking Whakatane from Kohi Loop.

Kohi loop signage

Kohi loop signage

Along the Kohi Point loop track, views of the Whakatane river mouth, the Wairaka statue, and distant Whale Island.

Along the Kohi Point loop track, views of the Whakatane river mouth, the Wairaka statue, and distant Whale Island.

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Good interpretive sign about the pa that was at Kohi Point.  This sign is along the Kohi Point loop track near Kohi Point.

Good interpretive sign about the pa that was at Kohi Point. This sign is along the Kohi Point loop track near Kohi Point.

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View from Kohi Point of the Entire sweep of the East Cape.  Also easy to see from Kohi Point is steaming White Island

View from Kohi Point of the Entire sweep of the East Cape. Also easy to see from Kohi Point is steaming White Island

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The Kohi Point track steps down onto Otarawairere Beach. One third tide or less only.

The Kohi Point track steps down onto Otarawairere Beach. One third tide or less only.

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The namesake waterfall in back of Otarawairere Beach.  You gotta look for this!

The namesake waterfall in back of Otarawairere Beach. You gotta look for this!

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Signage for Kohi Loop on Otarawairere Beach

Signage for Kohi Loop on Otarawairere Beach

Road signage for Koi Loop, with puffing White Island in distance.

Road signage for Koi Loop, with puffing White Island in distance.

Toi's pa carpark, overlooking Whale Island.

Toi’s pa carpark, overlooking Whale Island.

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Toi's Pa pou

Toi’s Pa pou

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Sunset from Toi's pa carpark

Sunset from Toi’s pa carpark

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And, in Whakatane town you can check out Wairere Falls.

Wairere Falls in downtown Whakatane

Wairere Falls in downtown Whakatane

One Response to “Kohi Point Loop Track (I1)”

  1. Chris Smith Says:

    Another option if you’ve got all day to spare is to walk the entire Nga Tapuwae o Toi walkway. This well-marked circuit includes the Kohi Point track, Ohope Scenic Reserve & Mokorua Scenic Reserve. It’s meant to be 16 km, but I have to admit it feels a bit longer and took us 6 hours ! There are plenty of big trees and birds and not many people for long stretches, although traffic noise from the busy Ohope-Whakatane road detracts a bit in the parts near to those population centres.

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