Sandy Bay to Whananaki South Walk

sandy-bay-to-whananaki-south-walkThis stunning 5-hour walk takes you through farmland, native bush and epic pine forests, with never-ending horizons. There are a few gorgeous private beaches to stop at where no one will disturb us but a few inquisitive cows. The walk culminates at the Capitaine Bougainville memorial, which commemorates the deaths of 16 people onboard the French cargo ship when it wrecked off the Whananaki coast in 1975. This spot has spectacular views of the Tutukaka coastline and surrounding islands.

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We then continue to Whananaki South and cross the longest footbridge in the Southern Hemisphere before lunch at the reserve. This is cooked fresh before our eyes, using local produce and ingredients. There is also a small local shop where you can have an ice cream or grab a souvenir or two.

This tour has medium to high fitness required, return trip to Whangarei approximately 8 hours. This tour takes place each Sunday.