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Urquarts Bay walk.

Moderate easy walk for family’s who wish to enjoy a walk with a bit of Northland history to a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
Fantastic and satisfying

I had no idea what to expect of this walk, it starts off feeling like you're walking on a farm... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Whangarei, New Zealand
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1 week ago
“Urquarts Bay walk.”
4 Mar 2018
“Fantastic and satisfying”
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Urquharts Bay Road, Bream Head Scenic Reserve, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
+64 9-470 3300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Moderate easy walk for family’s who wish to enjoy a walk with a bit of Northland history to a lovely beach where you can snorkel and relax. The return climb over the hill past grazing friendly cattle.

Thank lesleywilkin1
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I had no idea what to expect of this walk, it starts off feeling like you're walking on a farm through someone's property and then the scenic views open up around you! We walked out to the point and looked back on Smugglers Bay it...More

Thank traciegila
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Located in urquarts bay.. very nice walk by water front. Had small climbs.. proper walking tracks.. see farm animal.. harbour.. Old army structures.. birds.. can fish off this track.. lovely views... for young and old..

Thank Sonny A
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Stunning, isolated, sandy beach with crystal clear waters. You can snorkel near the rocks and sea a bunch of fish as well.

Thank Gen N
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We took the direct route across farmland to get to the beach. Whilst there is a clear path across the paddocks, the local livestock have not been advised to avoid the path, so have left their calling cards. (eyes down and you will be fine)...More

Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 31 March 2017

arround 2 hours loop. wonderful views all the way. smugglers bay white sand beach is like piece of paradise. not so mutch people.

Thank Marcel B
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I have walked many day tracks and short walks up and down all of New Zealand. This short walk has to be quite easily in my top three for coastal walks. You can walk all day at other sites and not see half as many...More

1  Thank JessMack12
Reviewed 30 January 2017

If you're down Whangarei Heads peninsula drive to the very end and spend a couple of hours walking the Smugglers Cove loop. it goes up and down, so a minimum fitness is required, but it will let you enjoy different nice views of the Ocean,...More

Thank R_Zanetello
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Even at peak season, it is possible to have a good chunk of this white-sand beach to yourself. Peaceful and picturesque, there are also a number of good shade trees close to the shore. It's an easy 15 minute walk from the carpark to the...More

Thank ngarara1
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This was just what we were after on a sunny day (with a 10month old). 15mins either way from the car park around to Smuggler's Cove which has beautiful white sand, blue water and shade to sit in. You can also loop the headland up...More

Thank Gemima33
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