What you'll do
Our full day trip will visit 7 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 trip. 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: Campbells Bay! Here we will walk along coastal paths, taking in two more beautiful bays (Murrays and Mairangi) and enjoying the spectacular views of our neighbouring volcanic islands. (approx 1 hour walking at Campbells Bay) Stop 3: Browns Bay - a beautiful stretch of beach popular with locals. We can stop for lunch here - there are plenty of eateries including a great ramen place and a cute bistro serving veggie-friendly and meat dishes (approx 1 hour at Browns Bay) Stop 4: Castor Bay for our last walk, which takes us along the oceanfront, 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 5pm)
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.
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Where you'll be
On our full day trip we will visit 7 bays: Long Bay: Stunning Regional Park of rolling greenery and sweeping ocean views. Campbells Bay, Mairangi Bay and Murrays Bay: Boating, beaches coastal walkays. Browns Bay: Beautiful stretch of beach. Castor Bay and Thorne Bay: An easy coastal walkway through bushlands 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
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Up to 3 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Trip is designed with walking in mind, but if you prefer a more relaxing trip this can be arranged - that's the beauty of this area! The day is flexible and yours to enjoy :) The walks are all relatively easy…
This is a full day experience and can be tailored to your requirements! There are 7 possible bays to visit on this trip, but we can spend more or less time at some, or skip some all together. Trip is weather dependent, but a little rain never hurt anyone ;)
Walk The Northern Bays - Full Day Trip