Discover what it would feel like to have your own private beach - a great place for contemplation. This page contains information about the short walk at Manganese Point, Tamaterau.
18/05/2012 2:42 p.m.
What's special about the walk
This short track passes through some attractive native bush as it descends to a secluded beach and reserve area, overlooking One Tree Point on the opposite side of the harbour.
The track starts at the very far end of Manganese Point Road.
|| 10 minutes (one way)
||165 metres (one way)|
This is a surfaced track on sloping ground. There are a number of steps which help to make the climb relatively easy.
What to expect
A great place for contemplation!
To download and print a map of the walk, follow the link below.
Manganese Point walkway map [130.8kb]
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. Follow the road to it's end where there is a turn around where the track is marked. Please park respectfully.