Tawharanui LoopsBeginner - Intermediate
Submitted by Kurt Settle
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Front country - easily accessible
Undulating, some big hills
Native bushBeachCoastalOpen farmlandsOpen ridges/tops
Beginner - Intermediate
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This route is part of the Shoe Science Auckland Collection
The larger outer loop is mainly coastal farmland with superb views onto Kawau Bay and Omaha Bay. The two inner loops are native bush trails.
From the carpark, head right alongside the beach until your reach the sign for the North Coast Track on your left.
Take the North Coast Track up to the top of Takatu point, where you will come across a short cliff top loop on your left.From the top of Takatu point, continue down towards the South Coast Track, which leads back to Takatu road.
From Takatu road head right towards the camp ground. At the campground head right, which will lead to a track onto the beach
From the beach return back to the Fishermans Track, which leads back up to the top of Takatu Point
From Takatu Point, head down the North Coast Track until you reach the Eco Trail on your left.
From the Eco trail, return to the carpark.
Make Up of Run
Moderate Single Track: 20%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 50%
Gravel Road: 20%
Sealed Road: 10%
The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each
Once you reach the regional park, continue through the predator proof fence to Anchor Bay, where parking is available.
Take State Highway 1 north to Warkworth. Follow the signs to Matakana. Just past Matakana turn right at the Omaha turn off and drive along Takatu Road, following the signs to the Tawharanui Regional Park.
Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map.
Drinking water available at Anchor Bay and camping grounds.
Ok year round. Well maintained trails.
Cattle tend to congregate on the trail in places.
Post run indulgence
The Green Shed 1217 Leigh Rd Matakana, 0985 NZ
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Cascade Kauri V1
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
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Cascade Kauri V2
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Waikowhai Stairs, Bush & Beach
Wainamu - Why Not?
Cascade Kauri Outer Loop
Flat Fun in the East
Rangitoto - Motutapu Double
Rangitoto - Motutapu Double V2
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Kuataika Half Marathon
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The Wenderholm Wonder
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Watercare Coastal Walkway
Partial Lunacy Mission
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Fernhill & Burnside Escarpments
Te Henga Trail
The James Vowles Inspiration Circuit
Riverhead Gates Challenge
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