North Shore Tramping Club
Members please register for this trip by 7pm Friday 25 November .
Non-members please contact Organiser to register and assess suitability.
Located 50 km from central Auckland on our southeastern coast, Waitawa is made up of three small peninsulas and fronts onto four bays. It’s a recreation park planned and developed with outdoor activities and fun in mind.
Walking, horse-riding and mountain-biking tracks have been created throughout the varied landscape on the park, in areas of former pine forest and regenerating native bush, up and down steep hills and through pasture. We walk on shared tracks, so please respect others. There are also many important cultural and heritage sites and interesting places so keep to the formed tracks.
Look out for information panels at prominent locations, special sites and interesting places that tell the story of Waitawa.
Visitors can take the short walk to the Pawhetau headland for spectacular vistas towards Pakihi and Ponui Islands. Waitawa also has a purpose-built sea-kayak campground.
Suitable for all trampers. High tide at 10.30am so bring your togs
If time permits we will stop in the heart of Clevedon on our return and do the Clevedon Scenic Reserve Lookout Loop (45mins) involving a hill climb and stairs up through some lovely regenerating Puriri and Nikau Forest. This is truly one of greater Auckland's hidden little gems.
Depart: 9.00 am The Strand, Takapuna
Organiser: Ilva Rupenthal Ph: 0212132975
Driver: Arletta Van Den Bosch
You see more information about the park and download a map of the park from the Auckland Council website at http://regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/waitawa