Category: Medium Duration: 2 1/4 hours Rating: 10/10
Whenever we have overseas guests staying I usually take them on the Mercer Bay Loop walk as it is relatively easy and the views are incredible. This time I added on the Comans Track and I absolutely loved it.
Drive towards Piha and turn off at Te Ahu Ahu Road. The Mercer Bay Loop track starts at the end of the road and is part of the Hillary Trail. The views along the Mercer Bay track and the Comans track are simply jaw dropping. The coastline towards the Manukau Harbour entrance is incredibly dramatic. The Comans Track takes you from the top of the ridge down to Karekare so it does involve a lot of steps down and then back up again. My legs definitely felt it the next day!
After the walk I headed down to The Piha Store and had a tasty pie and an affogato coffee.
Note: I recommend checking the Auckland Council website for updates on track closures before you set out.