Bream Tail Mangawhai Walkway

  • Walking

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From the DOC carpark, follow the no-exit Bream Tail Road (like a private driveway) as it climbs uphill through farmland offering spectacular views of the coast. Please leave farm gates as you find them. Use stiles where provided.

After 1.8km, you leave the road & follow markers across pasture to reach another tarmac driveway (part of a subdivision). Turn right for a few metres then it’s back into pasture and down a southeastern spur, across a marshy area at the bottom, then straight up by the bushline and over a steep hill.

Follow the well-benched track that then zigs northeast down into a bush gully (kauri galore) then zig-zags up the other side to come out at another section of tarmac driveway. Just over the bank on the other side of it is DOC’s Mangawhai Walkway. Turn right/south and follow the track along the cliffs and down to the beach. Continue along the beach to the carpark at Mangawhai Heads.


No dogs allowed

Closed 1 August to 30 September for lambing

How to get here

Northern Start: Carpark at junction of Bream Tail and Cove Roads
Southern End: Beach carpark, Wintle Street, Mangawhai Heads

Track Elevation

Map of Track

More information

Te Araroa Northland trail notes, including information about accommodation, transport and resupplying

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Page last updated: Jan 5, 2021, 11:25 AM