Mahurangi West Walk in Auckland

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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.

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Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: Orewa
  • 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
  • Last Updated: November, 2019

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Points of interest along the walk​

Point 1: Mahurangi West Tramp – Start

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, you will see a style, climb over.  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.

Point 2: Mahurangi West Tramp

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.

Point 3: Mahurangi West Tramp

Te Muri Estuary   20 minutes.  From the lockout down to Te Muri Estuary, is a very quick downhill walk.

Point 4: Mahurangi West Tramp

Back to Sullivan’s Bay  (45 min)

Doubled back to Te Muri Beach. You can walk back along the beach to the estuary, or walk along the thick green paddock at the back of the camp ground. 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 polls across to the other side. If the tide is in, roll up your shorts. Don’t worry; the incoming current is very weak.

Point 5: Mahurangi West Tramp

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.




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