What you'll do
On our Half Day Northern Bays trip we will visit 3 Bays: 10am: Pick up from Smales Farm station (a short bus ride from central Auckland) Stop 1: Our Northern Bays adventure starts at Long Bay, the Northern-most Bay of the day. Here we'll take a walk over lush greenery, enjoying sweeping panoramic views of the gorgeous kilometre-long beach and NZ's beautiful plant and bird life. (walk is approx 1.5-2 hours) Stop 2: Castor Bay for our final walk, which takes us along the oceanfront, past Thorne Bay, over rocky shorelines with spectacular views. Our day ends in Takapuna where there are many food and drink options and regular buses back to the city. (walk is approx 45 mins - arrive Takapuna by 1.30pm)
Kia ora! I'm a world traveller and hiking enthusiast with a passion for New Zealand flora and fauna. I grew up in the UK in an active family, always keen to explore the hills and beaches of our homeland. Since then I have hiked through Asia, Australia, Canada...and of course Aotearoa/New Zealand! These days Aotearoa is my home, and I'm lucky enough to live a short drive from the Northern bays, which have some of the most beautiful beaches and walks Auckland has to offer. My many years living here and my interest in this country means I have knowledge of NZ heritage our native bird and plant life. The Northern bays are often overlooked and unvisited, so it's great to show visitors around this amazing part of the world.
Comfy 4WD vehicle
Photography throughout the day, will all images sent to you afterwards
Where you'll be
On our half day trip we will visit 3 bays: Long Bay: Stunning Regional Park of rolling greenery and sweeping ocean views. Castor Bay and Thorne Bay: An easy coastal walk across rocky outcrops and pretty beaches. End in Takapuna: Buzzy holiday suburb with many great shops, cafes and bars and a good stretch of beach.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 3 guests ages 7 and up can attend.
This is a Half Day trip, so not as strenuous as the Full Day option, however guests need to be comfortable walking. The day will always be tailored to the pace of the group, and walks can be shortened if required. The trip is weather dependent, but a little rain never hurt anyone ;)
Walk the Northern Bays - Half Day Trip
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