Whites Beach walk is an easy 3.3km walk that will take you around 2 hours to walk. Whites Beach is up and over the hill from the North end of Piha Beach. Its a great day walk to Whites Beach and worth the effort.
In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.
When driving into Piha, there is a long descent down to the intersection, drive straight ahead and along North Piha Road for about 1.8km. You will see a caravan park on your left, the start of the track is just before the caravan park on your right hand side, there is enough space to park half a dozen cars at the start of the track. A better place to park your car is, at the surf life-saving club just another 50m along the road on your left, it is a safer place to park your car, and the toilets are clean.
North Piha road car park. To Anawhata Road – Time 50 min = Distance 1.6Km = 180 Mtr climb. The first 10 minutes of the walk is very easy, you walk through a grassy clearing, cross a small creek, then from there it’s a good 30 minutes, 180 meters, walk uphill all the way to a private driveway, turn right and walk another 5 minutes to Anawhata road. When you reach the private driveway you can look down onto Whites Beach.
Te Waha point is at the southern end of Whites Beach, walk down to the southern end of the beach and up onto the rocks. Keep walking out to the point for only another 50m then stop and look up to your left hand side, you can just see a steel cable and steps running across the bank and leading into the trees.
This climb up to Te Waha point ridge will take you 10 minutes, turn right when you reach the top of the ridge, this track will run you out to the lookout point, stop and enjoy the view, you can look north and south along the coast. To return to Piha beach, backtrack to where you came up from Whites Beach, Walk another 10m and you will see the track on your right hand side leading down to Piha beach. This little walk will only take you 10 minutes. This track can be very slippery when wet, from here to the car park will only take you 20 minutes, you can walk back along the beach or cut back up onto the North Piha Road and back to your car
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