Just one of the great walks on offer at this year’s Mangawhai Walking Weekend – come and join us This spectacular coastal walk has stunning views from Whangarei Heads to Hen & Chickens passing through native bush, limestone rocks and hidden sandy bays.. a treasure!
Press release: The weeks have been busy for the new Mangawhai Walking Weekend organisers. Thanks to the brilliant vision and tenacity of originator Jean Goldschmidt back in 1999, the weekend continues to grow with new walks, new ideas and new volunteers. What was established by a team on ‘one’ and a few enthusiastic friends has become an outstanding legacy for the Mangawhai community. Now in its 16th year, the weekend now comes under the auspices of the Mangawhai Walking Weekend Charitable Trust. This is to ensure the work that has gone on before safely continues its momentum into the future, bring visitors into our community, creating a weekend to have fun, make new […]
Changes are afoot after the departure of mainstay of the Mangawhai Walking Weekend Jean Goldschmidt. The Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust has been set up with proceeds from this weekend going directly to the Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust for the maintenance of existing tracks and the formation of new ones.
Get out your dance shoes, the band has been secured for 2015, news will be out soon on details of whats in store for the Mangawhai Food and Wine Festival 2015, more dancing, great food and wine. Relax under the olive trees in the late afternoon sun – our Walking Weekend farewell to summer. Last years event was sold out so gather your friends and be sure to book early.
Jean Goldsmith writes: On this my last Weekend after fifteen years I had a wonderful time. Everything went extremely well with everyone very happy. How could it not as the weather provided a mid summer treat with the heat almost too much for many. It was unusual to see the public still swimming at Walking Weekend time but it was an opportunity not to be missed by our walkers as well. With a record number of one hundred guides, (we aimed to have three or four guides on each walk,) it was great to see the effort the lead guides had put into garnering their teams so all had a […]