Auckland

Experience West Aucklands wild coastal walks

connect
Be Active Five Ways to Wellbeing

This site contains affiliate links for products and services we recommend. Read my disclaimer for more information. If you make a purchase through these links, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a small commission (for which I am very grateful).

 

Tasman Lookout Path

Tasman Lookout Path is one of West Aucklands coastal walks – a fantastic track for adults and kids alike, with so much to find here (pack your togs)! The steep track at the beginning rewards you with uninterrupted views back over Piha beach and the majestic lion rock. Along the path you’ll notice there is plenty of rejuvenating native forest and a great view Taitomo island with its natural key hole tunnel. The island can be walked around at low tide and the tunnel observed, but also has nesting rare birds so it’s best not to be climbed. Further on ahead, is The Gap and The Blue Pool, the gap whooshes water through with the swells of the sea and creates a blow hole – heaps of fun to be observed, its also a great spot for cooling off and having a swim.

The Gap, Piha, At sunset

Te Henga Walkway

Te Henga walkway follows the cliff tops and is a small part of the Hillary Trail through the Waitakere Ranges with fantastic ocean views. The trail runs between Muriwai and Te Henga Bethells beach. It takes around 3.5 hours and is best to complete in dry weather as there are parts that can become slippery – there are also steep sections you’ll need to scale! You’ll cross a footbridge over the Waitākere River, check out the dunes and may even get a little bird watching in. A great little getaway when you need to unwind, recharge and lift your spirits! Packing well on West Aucklands coastal walks, is essential.

Two hikers on a clifftop looking out to the ocean with a rainbow at Aucklands West Coast
Te Henga Bethells beach a wild West Auckland Beach Photo credit AucklandNZ

 Maukatia Gannet Path

Maukatia Gannet Path is a little track, fantastic for kids especially as it begins and ends with a wonderful playground (beside the carpark), plus short and entertaining enough to hold their attention spans! It loops around a short path boasting panoramic views of the Tasman Sea and over Muriwai. Also from August to March a bustling gannet colony of over 1,000 birds. It’s important to respect the wildlife and their home, by not disturbing or feeding them, is important for their wellbeing. To get the path, follow the signs to Maukatia / Māori bay. The little track has a short section of beautiful native bush and loads of views to enjoy. Pack a picnic and take your time! Less than an hour from Auckland, why not?

 

Video credit Auckland Unlimited

  Auckland Awaken the senses with West Auckland waterfallsAwaken the senses with these West Auckland waterfalls, both of which have a glorious backdrop of the Waitakere ranges. The ranges reach 450m above sea level and cover 16,000 hectares of native rainforest...

Wellington Discover the Top Things to Do at Wellington: Your Essential Adventure Checklist!This site contains affiliate links for products and services we recommend. Read my disclaimer for more information. If you make a purchase through these links, at no extra cost...

Otago Explore Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail & Historical Township of ClydeThis site contains affiliate links for products and services we recommend. Read my disclaimer for more information. If you make a purchase through these links, at no extra cost to you, I will...

Blog 13 Most Stunning Places to Visit in New ZealandAotearoa New Zealand, a diverse, attractive and unforgettable Little Pocket of land in the Southern Hemisphere. Today we are exploring the 13 most stunning places to visit in New Zealand, on both the North and South...

Little Pocket Tips Free Travel Planning ResourcesThis site contains affiliate links for products and services we recommend. Read my disclaimer for more information. If you make a purchase through these links, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a small commission...

Soul Food Self-Care: What Is It?What actually is self-care? Life got you like, I need a vacation!?And so you're thinking, whats this self care thing all about?We feel you. Self care is one of those terms people love to use, so the fundamentals of what self-care is,...

Guided self-care The Five Ways to Wellbeing The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of five influences which can improve our overall wellbeing and are presented to be able to apply to our lives in a practical way. These are  – social relationships, physical activity,...

Accomodation New Zealands Best Glamping: Luxury Camping RetreatsThis site contains affiliate links for products and services we recommend. Read my disclaimer for more information. If you make a purchase through these links, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a small...

Little Pocket Tips 17 Essentials to Pack for Travel in NZDAY BAG First things first - check the weather. This little island nation has some pretty changeable weather patterns! When packing for a trip in NZ, we suggest packing layers of clothing so you can add-on or...

Southland Discovering Milford Sound: A Soulful Escape in Fiordland National ParkThis site contains affiliate links for products and services we recommend. Read my disclaimer for more information. If you make a purchase through these links, at no extra cost to you, I...

Grab yourself a FREE and comprehensive travel planner!

We have put together a comprehensive, easy-on-the-eye and free, travel planner with over 50 pages of helpful planning sheets and handy hints for you to have everything sorted!

To-list Lists
Packing Lists
Departure Plan
Flight and Accomodation Informaion
How to get the Most out of your Getaway
Things to Experience
Expenses
Daily Schedules
& More

Simply add your details in the boxes below to download the PDF
The document can be easily customised to suit your travel plans in the free version of Canva, and can be downloaded as a PDF again for your phone, tablet or computer – or it can be printed.
LP x

Read our Privacy Policy