Northland

Northland

Bream Tail Mangawhai Walkway - OPEN

Note: Closed 1 August to 30 September for lambing
Northern Start
Carpark at junction of Bream Tail and Cove Rds
Southern End
Beach carpark, Wintle St, Mangawhai Heads
Distance
7km
Time
3.5hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Poisons & traps
  • Farming operations
  • Tides, waves & rivers - safer at low tide
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

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 up hill 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 SE 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 NE down into a bush gully (kauri galore) then 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.
 

Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Mangawhai Heads

General / Visitor Information
Mangawhai Volunteer Tourist Information Centre - Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 5090 -
E: infocentre@mangawhai.co.nz 
Extensive amenities - shop, phone, toilets & accommodation in the surrounding Mangawhai area - Wood St shops, Moir St village & various.
 
Accommodation
Mangawhai Heads Motel - Mangawhai Heads Rd - P: 09 431 4675 - W: www.mangawhaiheadsholidaypark.co.nz/ 
Mangawhai Backpackers - Coastal Cow, is at 299 Molesworth Dr, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 5246
Mangawhai Lodge - 4 Heather St, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 5311 - E: info@seaviewlodge.co.nz 
Mangawhai Heads Motel or Camping Ground, Mangawhai Heads Rd, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 4675
Mangawhai Travellers Rest - 4 Insley St, Mangawhai Village (opp 4 Square) - P: 09 4315389, 021 02377242 - E: mangawhaitravellersrest@gmail.com $25pp bed inside, $15pp camping
Debbie's Flax Studio - Mangawhai Heads Rd - P: 021 519480 - E: debbiesflaxstudio@gmail.com - Double bed studio, hot alfresco shower, kitchenette, tea/coffee provided - $50pp
Tara Retreat - 247 Tara Rd - E: Glen/Nicola tararetreat@gmail.com - Cottage/caravan accommodation and a FREE vegetarian meal for Te Araroa walkers. Wifi, massage therapy and yoga available.
 
Resupply
4 Four Square - 3 Wood Street, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 4656                                      
Mangawhai Deli - Shop 2, 7 Wood Street, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 5887 
 

 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Respect private land
  • Leave gates as you find them
  • No litter
  • No dogs
  • No horses
  • No firearms
  • No vehicles
  • No bikes
  • No taking plants
  • No camping
  • No fires
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Wildlife Sanctuary - Avoid dune nesting sites; no dogs allowed
Amenities
(Start)
  • Car park
Amenities
(End)
  • Full range of amenities in Mangawhai
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Accommodation Nearby motel & camping ground
Closest Town(s)
Mangawhai
Managed by
Dept of Conservation, Whangarei
Contact
Tel: +9 430-2133
Northern Start
Carpark at junction of Bream Tail and Cove Rds
Southern End
Beach carpark, Wintle St, Mangawhai Heads
Distance
7km
Time
3.5hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Description
(North to South)

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 up hill 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 SE 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 NE down into a bush gully (kauri galore) then 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.
 

Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Poisons & traps
  • Farming operations
  • Tides, waves & rivers - safer at low tide
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

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 up hill 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 SE 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 NE down into a bush gully (kauri galore) then 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.
 

Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Mangawhai Heads

General / Visitor Information
Mangawhai Volunteer Tourist Information Centre - Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 5090 -
E: infocentre@mangawhai.co.nz 
Extensive amenities - shop, phone, toilets & accommodation in the surrounding Mangawhai area - Wood St shops, Moir St village & various.
 
Accommodation
Mangawhai Heads Motel - Mangawhai Heads Rd - P: 09 431 4675 - W: www.mangawhaiheadsholidaypark.co.nz/ 
Mangawhai Backpackers - Coastal Cow, is at 299 Molesworth Dr, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 5246
Mangawhai Lodge - 4 Heather St, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 5311 - E: info@seaviewlodge.co.nz 
Mangawhai Heads Motel or Camping Ground, Mangawhai Heads Rd, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 4675
Mangawhai Travellers Rest - 4 Insley St, Mangawhai Village (opp 4 Square) - P: 09 4315389, 021 02377242 - E: mangawhaitravellersrest@gmail.com $25pp bed inside, $15pp camping
Debbie's Flax Studio - Mangawhai Heads Rd - P: 021 519480 - E: debbiesflaxstudio@gmail.com - Double bed studio, hot alfresco shower, kitchenette, tea/coffee provided - $50pp
Tara Retreat - 247 Tara Rd - E: Glen/Nicola tararetreat@gmail.com - Cottage/caravan accommodation and a FREE vegetarian meal for Te Araroa walkers. Wifi, massage therapy and yoga available.
 
Resupply
4 Four Square - 3 Wood Street, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 4656                                      
Mangawhai Deli - Shop 2, 7 Wood Street, Mangawhai Heads - P: 09 431 5887 
 

 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Respect private land
  • Leave gates as you find them
  • No litter
  • No dogs
  • No horses
  • No firearms
  • No vehicles
  • No bikes
  • No taking plants
  • No camping
  • No fires
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Wildlife Sanctuary - Avoid dune nesting sites; no dogs allowed
Amenities
(Start)
  • Car park
Amenities
(End)
  • Full range of amenities in Mangawhai
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Accommodation Nearby motel & camping ground
Closest Town(s)
Mangawhai
Managed by
Dept of Conservation, Whangarei
Contact
Tel: +9 430-2133