Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway
13 April 2017: Section of Mangawhai Walkway closed
A section of the Mangawhai Walkway is closed after being lost to a slip. Access to the coast at the northern end of the track is no longer possible. The track is still open and can be walked to this point. Access to the Mangawhai link section following the Te Araroa Trail is unaffected. The Department of Conservation will assess the damage for repair soon.
Located on Northland’s eastern coast near the town of Mangawhai, the Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway offers spectacular, uninterrupted coastal views.
The formed section of the track meanders along the clifftops, skirted by long coastal grasses and stands of nikau palm and pohutukawa trees.
The return journey to Mangawhai is best achieved via the beach if the tide is right. Alternatively, walkers can return to town by retracing their steps back along the clifftop walkway. This will be a necessity at high tide.
Some sections of this walkway cross private land and visitors are asked to stick to the marked route, respect all signposted conditions of access and follow the New Zealand Outdoor Access Code.
The walkway can be accessed from the township of Mangawhai. The track is marked and begins near the Surf Club at the eastern end of Wintle Street.
Conditions and closures
To find out more about conditions of access on this walkway (eg, access with bikes, dogs or horses) and any temporary or seasonal closures, visit the Department of Conservation's website or contact the nearest Department of Conservation area office.
At a glance
Walking time: 2-3 hours return
Length: 5km return
Created: 13 November 1979
Controlling authority: Department of Conservation
For more information about this walkway and the surrounding area, visit the Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway page on the Department of Conservation’s website.
Photo provided courtesy of Mangawhai Walking Weekend Charitable Trust.