Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway
Image: Fraser Clements | ©


The rugged beauty of New Zealand’s coast unfolds with panoramic views offering spectacular photo opportunities along this walk from the shoreline to the clifftops. It's suitable for children and is one of our best short walks.


  • Unique rock formations.
  • Opportunity to see passing whales and schools of sharks.

  • Fitness required: Moderate
  • Gradient: Moderately steep with many steps

9 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

2-3 hr Easy: Walking track

Seasonal restrictions

The link track between Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway and Cove Road is closed 1 September to the end of October for lambing and calving. The Walkway remains open during this period and is accessible from the carpark near the Mangawhai Surf Life Saving Club.

Dog access

No dogs


Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri
  • Kauri dieback disease is spread through soil.
  • Scrub soil off shoes and gear and check it's all removed before you go.
  • Use a cleaning station when you enter and leave.
  • Always stay on the track.

How you can help save kauri


Whangarei Office
Phone:   +64 9 470 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   2 South End Ave
Whangarei 0110
Postal Address:   PO Box 842
Whangarei 0140
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