Seaforth Road, Bowentown
Drive south on Seaforth Road and you'll find Bowentown Domain sitting at the end of this long peninsula at the northern entrance to Tauranga Harbour.
About the walks
30 minutes (short loop)
75 minutes (Headland loop via Shelly Bay)
At the northern end of Anzac Bay a wide grassy track leads westward up to an area where several tracks meet. Straight ahead leads to Shelly Bay, a stunning sheltered and safe swimming spot. Left takes you to a popular fishing area. Turning right leads to the summit.
On the way up the summit track you pass a track which drops to the right leading down to the entrance of the Domain. Continuing on over the summit loop track, you are led down to the northern end of Shelley Bay.
Stunning views of the upper harbour, Kaimai Ranges and the ocean coastline are your reward when you walk these tracks.
This is a particularly spectacular place when the pohutukawa trees are flowering in December-January
Te Ho Pā Site
75 minutes (round trip)
From the Te Ho pā site, which is easily reached, there are magnificent views of the harbour and the coast.
To get here, follow the tracks from the motor camp or from the headland car park. From the car park you can drop steeply down to Cave Bay, a small beach at the harbour entrance, or you can walk to Te Kura a Maia pā site on the southern headland.