Whites Track is mostly dry year round and offers some great views as it follows a spur up to Anawhata Road. To save the logistical headache of organising a pick up from one end, a good option is to combine your walk with the Rose Track and descend down Anawhata Road before returning back to North Piha beach via the Laird Thompson Track. This circuit makes a great half day walk through beautiful coastal forest and offers great views of Whites Beach and south along the Piha Coast. The added bonus of dry shoes in winter makes it a good option for a quick mid winter run.
What to expect:
Walking tracks will:
have easy to moderate grades with drained surfaces, generally consisting of a compacted and drained surfaces.
be well sign-posted with directional signs at track entrances and junctions and have safety signs where required.
Walking tracks may:
have steps on excessively steep areas.
have timber boardwalks and bridges over permanent wet areas and waterways.
have seats and maintained views at areas of interest.
Walking tracks should be suitable for people with reasonable fitness levels.
Distance:1.9 km Time:1.0 hour Views:Yes Wheelchair access:No Pram access:No
From Anawhata Road, track follows level driveway then branches left to descend steeply with some steps along east side of cliff-top to meet Marawhara Stream. An easy graded walk leads out to second bridge on North Piha Road.