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Manganese Point

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This page contains information about the short walk at Manganese Point, Tamaterau - discover what it would feel like to have your own private beach.
Updated: 18/12/2018 11:29 a.m.
Photograph of steps to beach.

Steps to the beach

This short walk starts at the far end of Manganese Point Road in Tamaterau, on the northern side of Whangarei harbour.

It passes through some attractive native bush as it descends to a secluded beach and reserve area.

Times given are for walking the track one way only.

Grade:        2
Time:         10 minutes
Distance:    165 metres

This is a surfaced track on sloping ground. There are a number of steps which help to make the climb relatively easy.

Follow the link below to download a printable map of the track.

Manganese Point walkway map [131kb]

What to expect

  • a great place for contemplation!
  • views across the harbour to One Tree Point.

How to get to Manganese Point

Follow the route from Whangarei signposted to the airport and Whangarei Heads. Just past the shopping centre in Onerahi, turn left onto Whangarei Heads Road.

The scenic drive runs along the edge of Whangarei harbour through the settlement of Waikaraka to Tamaterau, which is well signposted.

Follow the road through Tamaterau and 500 metres up the hill, turn right into Scott Road at the junction, then left into Davidson Avenue. After 240 metres Davidson Avenue becomes Manganese Point Road. 

Parking is available at the turn around at the end of the road and the track is marked. Please park respectfully.

Location:  Manganese Point Road, Tamaterau.


​Track grades

  1  A well made path with
      easy access for most
      people including
  2  A short walk generally
      on well made paths but
      may include steeper
  3  A longer walking track
      usually well made
      including steps and
      more suitable for
      people with
      reasonable fitness. 


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