Gisborne – Mokotahi Hill

Useful Information

Approximately 46 km east of Wairoa. Turn off State Highway 2 at Nuhaka and follow signposts to Mahia Beach. Mokotahi Hill is located at the south end of Mahia Beach.

Mokotahi Hill

This landmark headland is of scenic, archaeological and historic value and was gifted to QEII by the Ormond family to ensure its long-term protection.

Free public access is available and development of a walking track and signage is planned. Panoramic views of the picturesque coastline and nearby Mahia Beach settlement can be seen from the summit.

Work to upgrade the track up Mokotahi Hill was completed in 2018. You can read more about the upgrade work here. To celebrate the completed track, we held an event with locals – check out our blog about the opening event here.

Mokotahi Hill