The organisers are pulling out all the stops to make sure the 20th Annual Mangawhai Walking Weekend 28 to 31 March 2019 is the best ever. The final touches are being completed to the programme: • 24 different walks to choose from • Walks range from Grade 1 (easy and generally flat) to Grade 4 (demanding with steep climbs on well-formed tracks). • 3 on-water activities • A fun filled Food & Wine Festival with your favourite entertainers providing the music • Look out for a special Sunday celebration to mark our 20th anniversary • All walk details will be published on this website 1 December • Bookings will open on […]
2019 is the 20th anniversary of the annual Mangawhai Walking Weekend. It was conceived as an opportunity to encourage the community to get out and enjoy our wonderful outdoors, and to provide a stimulus for the business community by holding an event that would attract visitors at the end of the summer season. The Weekend has, and continues, to meet these twin objectives. Next year’s event will be a celebration and will feature some of your favourite walks, both short and long, together with the fabulous entertainment of the Troubadour Trail and Food & Wine Festival. Look out for the full programme published on 1 December on www.mangawhaiwalking.co.nz . Bookings […]
Once again the Walking Weekend Charitable Trust has raised significant funds used to provide support to a number of volunteer community groups and initiatives. This year the Walking Weekend Trust is very pleased to be able to distribute $11,000.00 in support the following organisations: Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust Kaiwaka Mangawhai Scouts St John’s Cadets Mangawhai Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service Plastic Free Mangawhai A big thank you to all those folk, both local and from further afield, that support our weekend of activities and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2019 for our very special 20 year celebration!
Just to let you know our plans for 2019! Thursday The Long Tramp Friday Troubadour Trail Great walks Saturday Saturday Food & Wine Short walks Sunday 20 year celebration lunch! More plans underway for a Magical Mangawhai weekend
20th Anniversary Walking Weekend 28-31 March 2019 Thanks to everyone that responded to our Walking Weekend survey – over 100 of you put pen to paper to let us know what you most like and what you want more or less of. What did we discover: more walkers enjoy 3 hour walks bush walks, walks over private land and history are most popular most walkers choose grade 3 and 4 walks Saturday the biggest day of course many of you enjoy our cafes and restaurants while staying in Mangawhai. All great to know and thank you again, this information keeps us on track with our plans for our 20 year […]
Do visit our new website for the Mangawhai Walking Weekend…//mangawhaiwalking.co.nz/
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Mangawhai Walking Weekend 2019 Friday 29 – Sunday 31 March So now the dates are set we will get working on some new walks for next year! Always something new to explore in Magical Mangawhai!
Good weather, positive numbers, new walks combined with old favourites set the scene for a very successful 2018 Mangawhai Walking Weekend. With a wide range of walks straddling Thursday to Sunday and a sold out Food and Wine Festival on Saturday afternoon, the Mangawhai Walking Weekend was a success on all fronts, with 1750 tickets sold across all events! Most of all thank you to all of those who walked with us this year, making the weekend such a resounding success!
Someone asked what the walking weekend was doing about Kauri Die back, and caring for these giants of our forests which once covered the landscape in Mangawhai. The few that remain are precious and walkers were provided with the means to clean their shoes on the way in and out of walks. Here is a few of Jean Goldsmith and her friend Vicki in period costume before doing the Romance of the Kaipara walk.