From Mapua, take Seaton Valley Road (right off Mapua Rise) and continue to the road junction at the end. Turn right onto Stagecoach Road and continue along the gravel track to a parking area.
An easy walk along an unmaintained gravel road, with great views of the coast and the Tasman Ranges - though spoiled in recent years by some heinously crude felling. Simply follow the track northwards as far as you want to go (and continue on the Dicker Road walk if you want). There's also the option of a side-track down onto Awa-Awa Road, which links through to the Great Taste Trail. It's also only a hop and a skip to Dominion Flats.
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