Walking and Cycling Tracks

Mangawhai Walking Weekend 2014

28th – 30th March  Mangawhai Walking Weekend 2014 Walks for our fifteenth year of the event, are filling fast with one walk already full so we are adding a second departure time. Read the programme on line and we advise you to make your choice soon. Begin your walking festival with the Troubadour Trail on…

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Summer Dog Exercise on the Beach

I have a dog that loves the beach and I love to walk on the beach with her.  But summer beach hours for dogs are before 9am and after 5pm, so a bit frustrating. However – I checked the Whangarei District Council  website  for dog exercise areas and there are two dog walking areas in…

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Waipu Cove to Langs footpath

The Bream Bay News reports that this project completion scheduled for new year: Completion of the Waipu Cove to Langs Beach footpath (via the roadway) has been scheduled to begin in the New Year. The Waipu Residents and Ratepayers Association wrote to the Whangarei District Council earlier this month expressing its concern over the safety…

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Te Ara Roa Walkers

Travis and Laura at The Deli in Waipu

The Te Ara Roa Trail runs along the Uretiti Beach, into Waipu, and then back along the coast and roads to Mangawhai on route to Bluff(3000 Kms). As a walk on Uretiti is my usual start to the day, I often meet walkers on the trail.  Today I met three of them and suggested they…

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Unanimous support for Waipu Cove coastal trail extension

30 October a Public Meeting was called to to discuss the extension of the Waipu Coastal Trail from Waterman Drive to Ding Bay.  The section from Waipu Cove to Waterman is already completed.  Here is the report from the Bream Bay News – did you know you can get the BBNEws delivered to your inbox?…

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Tides out Fun Run and Walk 2013

Now run by the Bream Bay College PTA, this event has become a highlight in the annual calendar. Sunday 10 November 2013 Look out for entry forms at Bream Bay Retail Outlets. All entries received buy Monday 4 November go into the draw for a pair of running shoes from Smith’s Sports Shoes Contacts: Susan…

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New Walking Track at Uretiti

The Uretiti loop trail takes you to the top of the foredune and then down onto the beach A loop trail formed by Department of Conservation staff at Uretiti last year takes walkers from the entrance gate at the northern side of the road into the camping ground on a forty minute circuit incorporating the beach and…

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Whangarei Heads

The fabulous headland Bream Bay looks out on is Whangarei Heads. From Waipu to Ocean Beach is about 1.5 hr drive. It is one of the most amazing picturesque drives in NZ – winding around the Whangarei Harbour and out to the beach.  Rosemary writes about the area A great place to explore – my favourites…

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