Te Arai Point Regional Park 2 hrs loop track
Te Arai Point Regional Park
Reasonable fitness required
Te Arai Point is a beautiful isolated spot just south of Mangawhai. A sweep of beach ends eventually at Pakiri and Goat island.
Drive via Coal Hill Road or Te Arai Point Road. Park at Te Arai Point (north side) on the upper park.
Climb the hill on the right. Follow the tractor track to the top. Keep looking behind to admire the view.
At the top find the grass track on the sharp right and follow round over the gate to the trig. Continue on the open track turning left at the next intersection. Keep walking on this open section until the gate appears on the left.
Squeeze round the and exit the Regional Park via the short forest track through the pine trees to the road. Turn left to walk down the road to the Forestry Beach.
Turn left. Walk almost to the end of the beach to find the memorial seat, amid the tussock.
Turn right at the top. This section leads down to the carpark.