What’s happening behind the 2018 shed doors? With all new sheds, open the door to see what’s inside! Visit some Mangawhai sheds where some good keen locals indulge in their passions. We had Sheila’s come along last year and welcome again but remember no talk of babies, cooking or dressmaking in the blokes sheds! “Great […]
Experience this splendid walk of contrasts – from the estuary mud and mangroves, with their hidden beauty, to the middens of the sand-spit and the golden desert sands of the mighty dune which we climb for marvellous views from the top. This ever changing refuge provides stories of birds, plants, and history, ancient and modern. […]
GRADE 3/4: Simply stunning seascapes! A town and country extravaganza! This walk explores the estuary’s hidden access ways and high vantage points for spectacular views of Mangawhai and its surrounds. A popular walk, the Goldschmidt Track, is named after the original creator of the Walking Weekend and is regularly upgraded by our famous Mangawhai ‘trackies’. […]
Romance on the Kaipara – Saturday We meet two women thwarted in love as a little section of Kaipara history is revealed. Tucked onto the harbour edge, behind Kaiwaka, our visit will bring to life the landscape that influenced our first known woman novelist, Jane Mander as she wrote ‘The Story of a New Zealand […]
GRADE 2: More treasures on our doorstep! Explore Te Arai, a relatively recent addition to the Auckland Regional Park network. Starting from the Te Arai Point car park we head south over the headland capturing 360 degree panoramic views. We explore parts of the land purchased in 2008, home to highly sensitive dune lake ecosystems, […]
After another fun & successful event, we are thrilled to distribute the proceeds from the Walking Weekend and Food & Wine Festival back into our community. This years recipients are the Kaiwaka Mangawhai Scout Group, Mangawhai Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust. Thank you to all who participated in the weekend and […]
Love walking.. love Mangawhai…next years walking weekend dates are set! Dates set walks in the planning exciting new places to discover Trackies Working… 2018 Mangawhai Walking Weekend 16-18 March – Diary it now!
The Blokes Shed reveals some extraordinary talented Mangawhai locals having a lot of fun at Mangawhai’s new initiative, the outstanding Mangawhai Shed! Follow them on Facebook.
Thank you to all, another fabulous weekend ! Did you know? 1600 locals and visitors registered for walks, the Food & Wine and the Troubadour Trail Thank you also to our 170 magical volunteers that made this another very special event. Hope we see you again in 2018 – we will let you know the date for your […]
Paddle Boarders had a perfect day for their adventure and eco tour, a fun day on the calm clear waters of the Mangawhai Estuary!