Our Purangi Location – Directions

FROM NEW PLYMOUTH – approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.  57.5kms  FROM INGLEWOOD – approximately 40 minutes.  38.2kms

  1. Head east towards Inglewood
  2. At Inglewood, continue east along Rata street, across the railway line then continue straight
  3. Rata Street becomes Tarata Road
  4. Stay on Tarata Road
  5. You will travel past the small settlements of Kaimata and Tarata.
  6. At Tarata over the first of two Waitara river bridges and past the church is ‘Autawa road’ – DO NOT GO DOWN THIS ROAD
  7. Continue on and at approximately 36kms you will reach Purangi and a second bridge over the Waitara river.
  8. Continue over the bridge. The name of the road now changes from Tarata Road to Junction Road which is a continuation of Tarata Road.
  9. Aukawa Road and the walkways are on the left hand side of the road as you start to climb the Saddle Road toward Matau
  10. Experience Pūrangi sign is situated on the left adjacent to the entrance.
  11. This is a paper road with 2 x gates. Please pass through these gates and leave them as you find them (open or closed); there are usually sheep grazing in this area.
  12. The parking area is located a few hundred metres down this gravel road. Please park in the area in front of Schumacher’s cabin.
  13. A visitor book is located in the public toilets, please sign in

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