Track Details

  • Start either at Sandy Bay or Whananaki South: 3hrs (one way), 5km

This 5km  coastal walk between Sandy Bay and Whananaki South is on a well-graded pohutukawa-lined farm track, with excellent views of the coast and the Poor Knights Islands. 

You can walk the track either starting north of Sandy Bay (described here), or at Whananaki North.

From Whananaki North, the start of the track is located next to the school. Take the footbridge across the estuary and head south parallel to the shore. You find the southern end of the walkway past Woolleys Bay where Matapouri Road meets the coast. The entrance is at the "end" of McAuslin Road (limited parking).

Doc Track Info: http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/northland/places/whananaki-area/things-to-do/motutara-recreation-reserve-walk/
 Te Araroa Track Details:  http://www.teararoa.org.nz/whangarei/whananaki-coastal-walk/