Explore The Many Fantastic Walking Tracks Available Through Out New Zealand Including The Nine Great Walks.

    Tasman Lookout Piha

    Lion Rock Piha Beach

    Tasman Lookout is a fantastic short walk at South Piha that takes you over cliff tops, along secluded sandy beaches and through a cave for the adventurous and offers some stunning views out over the wild West Coast and all this with in fifty minutes from Auckland city. 

    Piha is a favorite destination for alot of reasons for alot of different people, some like the peace and quit of the many bush walks around the area, south piha is a world class surfing destination, and some just like swimming in the wild west coast surf.

    The walk to the Tasman Lookout starts at The end of the road to South Piha past the surf life saving club, you will see the track on the left hand side just before the sand starts a short walk through some bush to the top of the hill is the first of two look outs, here you get a fantastic uninterrupted view of Lion Rock and North Piha.

    The track from the look out follows the side of a rocky cliff to the second lookout which offers a great view of Taitomo Island and Nunn Rock tucked in behind, you can walk up the side of Taitomo Island at low tide to the top and you are rewarded with a stunning view of North Piha beach, this is only for experiancd trampers as there is lose rocks and massive drops into the ocean below.

    From the second lookout the track drops down to beach level if the tide is out you can return to the carpark along the beach and over some rocks, However the walk does not stop here straight ahead once on the sand the track carries on through some bush to the blow hole you can decsend down into the start of the cave, this area is extremly dangerous with water and swells crashing through the cave opening from the sea.

    Over the top of the cave the walking track carries on up a short steep section and onto a great rock viewing platform, this area is extremely dangerous with lose rocks and high cliffs but the view of the west coast and the bush clad valley behind is stunning, the walk is only around twenty minutes one way, but there is so much to explore along the way you could spend a few hours exploring the beaches, caves and rocks that this area has to offer.

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    Pukenui Forest

    Taraire Ridge And Pukenui Loop Tracks

    The Taraire Ridge Loop trtack and the Pukenui Loop track are located just outside of Whangarei in the Northland Region, the loop walks are part of the large Pukenui Forest Park which is mostly broad leaf forest with large native trees like the Kauri and Totara mixed in. The main access…
    Otaika Valley Walkway summit

    Otaika Valley Walkway Northland

    For Nature lovers the Otaika Valley Walkway is a great walk on the outskirts of Whangarei in the Northland Region of New Zealand, the track is located in a scenic reserve and is around 5kms one way, this is a one way walk and takes around 4hrs return to the carpark, the track ends at…
    Waro Limstone Scenic Reserve walk

    Waro Limestone Scenic Reserve

    The Waro Limestone Scenic Reserve is a nature and conservation reserve located just North of Hikurangi in Northland and around twenty minutes from Whangarei City, the reserve covers around seven and a half hectares of spectacular Limestone formations and an old abandoned coal mine. There…
    Mount Aubrey Reotahi Coastal Walk

    Mount Aubrey Reotahi Coastal Walkway

    The Whangarei Heads in the Northland Region of New Zealand has a lot going for it, there are secluded beaches, beautiful native bush and stunning mountain walkways and the Mount Aubrey Reotahi Coastal Walkway loop is a stunning walk up through native bush to the Summit of Mount Aubrey at…
    Te Whara Track

    Bream Head WW2 Radar Station

    The Te Whara Track forms a series of walks near the Whangarei Heads in Northland New Zealand the walks are through stunning native bush and most of the tracks are well maintained and suitable in most conditions however there are sections that can turn to mud in adverse conditions, the…
    Te Whara Reserve

    Te Whara Scenic Reserve

    Te Whara Scenic Reserve is located at the end of Whangarei Heads in Northland around 38km from the Whangarei CBD the drive out to the heads follows the harbor side most of the way providing stunning views of the the inner harbor as it winds in and around some beautiful sandy beaches and…

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