Signs on point for Tryphena Coastal Trail

Last Updated : 15 Aug 2023
Tryphena Coastal Trail Signage
Examples of some of the signage which will be installed on small posts.
Tryphena Coastal Trail Signage 3
Tryphena Coastal Trail Signage 2

Small signposts to enhance one of the island’s gems will be installed soon.

The modest signage along the Tryphena Coastal Trail from Puriri Bay to the Shoal Bay Wharf will give visitors and locals directional information as well as time and distance indicators to encourage walking the tracks.

“The coastal trail showcases some of the stunning scenery of the motu as well as highlighting one of our centres – Stonewall Village,” says local board deputy chair Patrick O’Shea.

“We’re pleased that this long-awaited project is nearly finished. The wayfinding signage is simple and discreet. Aimed at pedestrians, incorporating bilingual place names helps navigate around this historic coastline."

This initiative has been in the works since the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board approved the design and placement of 11 wayfinding bollards in 2019.

The project team has worked closely with Ngāti Rehua-Ngātiwai ki Aotea to provide input for te reo place names where appropriate, which has been an extensive process. The signs are now complete, and are expected to be installed in October.

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