Time: 3hours Distance: 7.25km
Forms part of the Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway which is part of the national walkway. Check out this walk at http://www.teararoa.org.nz
On this track, you will experience gorgeous peach-coloured dunes, unusual dune grasses, and views of Cape Maria Van Diemen and Motuopao Island. If you are walking this track as part of the Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway, you will find yourself traversing a vastly different landscape than in the first part of your trip along the east coast.
After about 40 minutes, you will pass the turnoff for a side trip to Cape Maria Van Diemen. Continue on the main trail unless you have the 1 hour and 30 minutes spare to detour. After 2 hours, you will come to the north end of Twilight Beach.
If you wish to continue along the Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway, return to Te Werahi Gate, or return back to Te Werahi Beach via the Te Werahi Gate / Twilight - Te Werahi Loop track, you need to walk along Te Werahi Beach takes nearly one hour. The loop can be accessed at the far end of the beach.
Twilight Beach offers two suitable sites for self-sufficient camping. There is a small campsite at the very northern end of the beach, among the rushes with a small stream for water (if not dried up). Follow the stream a short ways for a pool where you can collect water.