Sat | 9am* | Grade 4 | Maximum 20 walkers | $35
This informative walk is led by volunteers from the Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society.
Commencing at the Mangawhai Boating and Fishing Club, hear the fascinating history of the infamous ‘Big Dig’ efforts to save the Mangawhai Estuary, the fencing and planting to protect and stabilise the Spit, remnants of the original channel and the continued community efforts to save the critically endangered fairy tern.
This walk is a rare opportunity to be guided across the Mangawhai Spit. This lengthy walk of moderate difficulty involves walking on sand along both the ocean beach and Spit and climbing into and out of a boat to cross the estuary so a reasonable level on fitness and agility is required.
* Meet up at the Mangawhai Boating and Fishing Club, 2 Alamar Crescent, near the boat ramp (not the Domain).
- Degree of difficulty: Ability to board and exit the boat. The walk is over sand on both the ocean beach and Spit.
- Grade 4: Max 20 walkers
- Equipment: Good walking shoes suitable for sand. Bring lunch, plenty of water, sunscreen and hat.
- *Registration time: 9am Saturday at the Mangawhai Boating and Fishing Club, 2 Alamar Crescent\
- Parking: Near Boating and Fishing Club; do not park in trailer parks;
- Duration: 5 hours
- Cost: $35 (includes boat and donation to Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society)