Bream Tail Mangawhai Walkway
Tide information: Check the best times for walking on www.niwa.co.nz/our-services/online-services/tides
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
Map of Track
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