5 km (return)
The section linking Mangawhai Walk and Cove Road is closed 1 September to 31 October each year.
Journey over beaches and cliff tops, through farmlands and native forest to discover views that reach all the way down to the Hauraki Gulf.
Head north along the beach for about 20 minutes before turning inland where signsposts will lead you on a steep upward climb to the cliff top.
As you wind your way along the ridgeline, marvel at the native nikau, pohutukawa and taraire trees that cling to the almost sheer slopes below. Make sure you stop to check out the 'giant staircase' a natural rock amphitheatre carved from the hillside just below the track. At the highpoint of the ridgeline breathtaking panoramic views stretch from Bream Head all the way down to the Hauraki Gulf and the offshore islands.
For the return journey you have the option of walking back along the beach (at low tide) or return via the cliff.
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