Mahurangi West Walk is an excellent short day walk in Auckland
Great hike with medium hills and good exercise! You’ll be walking on the beach, across farmland with lovely views. The Mahurangi West walk is 6k and will take you 2 hours in a round trip.
Quick Facts about this walk
- Location: Mahurangi West, Rodney, North Island, NZ
- Distance: 6.10 kms
- Time needed: 2 Hours
- Difficulty: Medium
- Wheelchair Access: No
- Route: Round Trip
- Elevation: 80m
- Wet Feet: Yes
- Toilets: Yes
- Dogs: No
- Mobile Coverage: Yes
Summary points about this walk
My full walk description and what we saw on the day
Start at Otarawao Bay
Cudlip point Look Out (25.Min ) From Otarawao Bay, walk down to the southern end of the camp ground, and up the hill following the post rail fence on your right.
When you meet up with the fence running from your left to your right, look over to the right, and you will see a stile, climb over it. You will see the signs pointing to the start of the tracks. Carry on up the hill, following the red markers. Follow the ridge to the next gate.
Through the gate and keep walking along the ridge
At the end of this section, you will see a fence and a sign showing you the way to Cudlip point. It is a short three-minute walk out to the disappointing lookout, so give this track a miss.
Te Muri Estuary is 20 more minutes of walking
From the lockout down to Te Muri Estuary, is a very quick downhill walk.
Back to Sullivan’s Bay (45 mins)
Double back to Te Muri Beach. You can walk back along the beach to the estuary or the thick green paddock at the back of the campground.
When you reach the old cemetery, follow the farm track into the estuary, then cross over the creek to the road on the other side. If in doubt, follow the power poles across to the other side. If the tide is in, roll up your shorts. Don’t worry; the incoming current is very weak.
End of the walk
Follow the track up the hill to the main road, turn to the right and walk down the sealed road to your car and a hot coffee, if you remember to bring one!