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Magnificent coastal views, a small rocky beach, Waipū pancake limestone rocks, native coastal bush, great fishing and picnic spots.
This walk has been developed by members of the Waipū Lions Club following the vision of the late Alan McKenzie, who was a local resident.
Parking and information is available at both entry points. Waipū Cove end has toilets and a cafe.
Please leave your dogs at home, this walkway crosses private land and native bush areas.
This is the longer section of the walkway and can be done in either direction. It tends to be flatter and passes through more open pasture alongside the coast.
The starting point can be found cross the small tidal stream opposite the last concrete BBQ bench on the lawn of Waipū Cove. If the tide is in, wet feet may be the start of your journey here. You can exit at Waterman Drive and walk the 1.5km along Cove Road, or walk all the way to Ding Bay.
In places it crosses private land with riparian rights so please stay on the path.
Time: 45 minutes
This is the more challenging section of the overall walkway requiring some of the rocky outcrops to be traversed.
903 Cove Road Waipū, Waipu Cove 0582 View Map
903 Cove Road Waipū ,
Waipu Cove 0582
1 - A well made path with easy access for most people including families.
2 - A short walk generally on well made path but may include steeper sections.
3 - A longer walking track usually well made including steps and more suitable for people with reasonable fitness.
Waipu Coastal Walkway map(PDF, 96KB)
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