This coastal walkway is a gravel track most of the way. It can be ridden one way or as a return trip. The views are stunning, and shade limited if it is hot bring your togs.
If riding from South to North the trail finishes at the iconic Whananaki footbridge, the longest in the southern hemisphere. From here you can cross to the local store and return by road or back the way you came. To access the Bougainville Memorial you need to follow the coast south from the Carpark at the Whananki end (at low tide only), walk along the beach to the far end. A steep path rises up to the monument. More information can be found On the Whangarei District Council website
Distance: 6km each way
Surface: Gravel road, grass track
Time: 1-2 hours each way
Suitable for Mountain bikes and walkers. The walkway has several locked gates across the path which have to be climbed. This can be very difficult on your own, especially if you have an e-bike, please make sure you have a biking companion with you.
Note this walkway forms part of the Te Araroa Trail so look out for walkers.