A number of new scenic tracks will be included when the Mangawhai Walking Weekend returns next year, from March 15 to 18.
Walking Weekend volunteer Gordon Hosking says the most exciting addition will be the Tanekaha Botanical Track.
“This walk goes from the Tanekaha Falls through the spectacular forest that includes a number of stream crossings and impressive trees,” Gordon says.
For keen walkers, the Great Longer Day Tramp has returned, an eight-hour hike with a difficulty grade rating of Three (out-of-four).
Those who are just out for a stroll can give the all new Four Beaches and Ice Cream Grade One walk a go.
“This trail gives people a chance to see some of the East Coast’s most spectacular golden beaches.”
Any children that don’t want to leave the beach can try out the Learn to Surf activity run by Aotearoa Surf.
The Troubadour Trail provides a different type of atmosphere with bands stationed along the estuary track to entertain walkers as they pass by.
Also new on the list is the Vineyard Visits where participants will travel by bus and on foot between Te Whai Bay Winery and Vineyard, Lochiel Estate, Millars Vineyard and Estuary Vineyard.
All the regular tracks will also be on offer, including the Bald Rock and Kauri Bush Walk, Hash Run, Blokes Sheds and Doggy Walk.
Bookings are available from January 5 at mangawhaiwalking.co.nz
Info: Dorothy 431 5950