All Terrain TECT Park
Quick Fact:

Te Rerenga Tunnel Walk starts by Arrival Centre

Walking and Running

Whether it’s a gentle, leisurely stroll or a more vigorous run you’re looking for, the TECT All Terrain Park is full of opportunity.

For walkers and runners, young and old and all fitness levels, the following tracks are now operational in the Park:
 

  • Te Rerenga Tunnel Track - A 3km loop track, bush walk with stairs and bridges. Passes through a 60m tunnel under Pyes Pa Road (SH36), looping back to the Arrival Centre via the Pyes Pa Road (SH36) underpass.  A torch is required!  The tunnel was dug in the early 1930’s using a pick, shouvel and wheel barrow.  It is believed that the tunnel was dug to deviate the Te Rerenga Stream beneath the new highway, taking approximately three years to complete.  Glow worms can often be found inside the tunnel, located at approximately the half way mark.
  • Equestrian trails can be used for walking and running but please take care.  As the Park develops further and greater numbers use the trails in the north-western corner, it is likely that greater control will need to be exercised on the use of trails by non-target groups.  Please respect the rights of other users.
  • Buffalo Girl Track - 10km return, intermediate to advanced on dirt tracks, shared with mountain bikes.  Best to avoid the Uno and Mickey Mouse mountain bike tracks.
  • Lost Tank Track - 1km return, flat native bush walk near the mountain bike car park.


So that you can navigate your way around the Park and pinpoint tracks, there is a park map located at the Arrival Centre at the beginning of Whataroa Road, just inside the entrance to the Park.

Please see the area to the right of this page, for possible track closures.

Public toilets are located at the Arrival Centre, and at the mountain bike, equestrian and motorcycle car parks, for your convenience.

Guided Glow Worm Walks of the Te Rerenga Tunnel Trail are generally organised two or three times a year, in conjunction with Sport Bay of Plenty.  There are usually glow worms located inside the tunnel, located at approximately the half way mark.  This walk can be done at anytime by yourself, within daylight hours.  Please ensure you take a torch.

There is to be no unauthorised target shooting in the Park. Hunting is NOT PERMITTED anywhere within the Park boundaries.

There is currently no charge for use of the Park.

The Park main gate is closed at night and opened in daylight hours only.  Summer hours are from 7am to 9pm, including Labour Weekend to Easter.  Winter hours are from 8am to 5pm.

For more information please contact the TECT All Terrain Park tectpark@westernbay.govt.nz or telephone +64 07 571 8008.