North Shore Tramping Club
Experience magnificent views from the Te Whara track at the Bream Head summit, towards the Ocean Beach end of Cape Brett in the north to Cape Rodney in the south, as well as the Poor Knights Islands, Taranga and Marotere Islands in the Hen and Chickens Islands group, with Little Barrier and Great Barrier Island in the far east. This track climbs through coastal forest before revealing a spectacular 360-degree panorama.
Sat: Leave from Ocean Beach Rd Carpark and take Te Whara Track to Peach Cove Hut. 3 1/2 hrs: Peach Cove Hut: 8 Bunks:
The track runs up one side of Bream Head Ridge and drops down the other side into Peach Cove, a lovely sandy beach. You'll pass through attractive coastal broadleaf forest, and stay the night at the Peach Cove hut.
Limited to 8 People maximum due to Peach Cove Hut only having 8 bunks.
Sun: Peach Cove Hut to Urquharts Bay car park via Mt Lion: 3 hrs
Sat: Depart Urquharts Bay car park to Smuggler Bay by Loop track then over Mt Lion to Peach Cove Track then to Ocean Beach Road end via Te Whara Track. ~ 5 1/2 hrs
Bus will be parked for overnight accommodation at the Ocean Beach Carpark which has toilet facilities. Recommend bring extra water
Sun: Ocean Beach Carpark to Peach Cove Track then back over Mt Lion to Urquharts Bay car park: 3 ½ hrs
Both parties meet bus back at Urquharts Bay.
Early Sunday afternoon for those keen : Mount Manaia Track.
• Mount Manaia is one of a cluster of majestic, jagged, bush-covered hills, the remnants of volcanic action, that overlook the entrance to Whangarei harbour. There are impressive views over Bream Bay from the summit, 403 metres above sea-level. Spectacular views from the Bluff lookout to Bream Head, Hen and Chicken islands and the entrance to the Whangarei Harbour.
2 hrs return (4km). Easy.
As there is still a possibility of COVID-19 in the community:
Depart: Saturday: 6th March’21: 8am: Como Street, Takapuna
Full payment by 20 February please
Organiser: Kevin Osten 0274 577418
Short party: Online / Printable / GPS
Distance party: Online / Printable / GPS