Whangarei Heads Walks & Tracks - Easy

McLeod Bay to Little Munro Bay walk

1McLeod Bay to Little Munro Bay

Length 2.5 hours return - 2.8 km
Difficulty Easy walk - Some steps
Features Beautiful mature Pohutukawa trees

This walk begins at the end of Stuart Road in McLeod Bay and follows the coastline along a Department of Conservation (DOC) reserve. Once you reach Darch Point Rd you have two options; One option is to walk to the end of Darch Point Rd and turn left onto Reotahi

Kauri Mountain Beach Walk

5Kauri Mountain Beach Walk

Length 3 hours to walk the length of the beach
Difficulty Easy walk
Features Endless sandy beach, oystercatchers and dotterels

Kauri Mountain Beach offers a spectacular experience with approximately 6 kms of white sandy Ocean Beach. Be sure to bring supplies if you wish to walk the whole beach and back, or organise a driver to pick you up at the other end. The driver will have 3 hours to

Pataua South and North walks

6Pataua South Tracks

Length From 20 minutes to 1 hour
Difficulty Easy walk
Features Beaches, estuary and a picturesque Footbridge

Start from the Mahanga Rd car park and take a short walk along the Pataua Estuary and over a low hill to a lovely beach known as “Frog Town”. If you turn left from Mahanga car park and walk along the water’s edge you will get to the Pataua Footbridge.

Smugglers Bay Walk

7Smugglers Bay

Length 40 minutes return
Difficulty Easy walk
Features Beautiful white sandy beach

From Urquhart Bay car park head left over the farmland; you might meet the friendly cows along the way. We recommend you bring a picnic and your swim gear and stay for a while.

Busby Head Walk

8Busby Head Track

Length 1.5 hours return - 3 km
Difficulty Easy walk
Features Beautiful coastal and beach views

An easy loop walk that takes you to the historic gun emplacement at Home Point at the harbour entrance. Carry on through the coastal forest track and you will arrive at beautiful Smugglers Cove. Stop for a swim and a picnic before heading back over the farmland to the car

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