Waitawa Regional Park, Kawakawa Bay, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Location: 2585, 1168 Clevedon-Kawakawa Rd, Kawakawa Bay, Auckland 2585

Parking: Yes, lots of carparks have a look at the below park map

Toilets: Yes, dotted around the park

Dogs: Yes, on lead

Shoes: Sneakers

Date Walked: 25.02.2018

Weather Conditions: Very hot & sunny

Distance: we only did 3km of the track, which is not very much. Below you can see all of the track options

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Time Required: you could spend all day here if you wanted, the views are beautiful and the water is very clear. There were people out kayaking and fishing off the wharf.

Final Rating: ★★★★☆

IN MY BACKPACK

1.2l bottle of water, with enough to spare for the dog as it was very hot!

THE WALK

As I had came here the day before, I decided it would be good to again park at the Mountain Bike carpark and walk down to the beach from there. It was a bit too hot to do the whole loop, as a lot of it was exposed. There is very little shelter here, so make sure you have your sunblock, and a hat!

We decided to just do a short walk down to the beach, check out the wharf and then back up the hill. That was certainly a long enough walk for the heat of the day, and the dogs got a nice dip in the water. I think this would make an amazing day out, if you brought an umbrella and set up at the beach. There are very nice clean toilets, a food truck and lots of parking down at the beach.

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Just remember, when walking downhill you’re going to have to come back up it!

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