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August 10, 2020

- Piha to Whites Beach

Category: Medium Duration: 2 hours Rating:  10/10Drive to Piha and head towards North Piha. Near the end is a carpark for the Marawhara walk. There is a Kauri dieback cleaning station at the start and the track has been upgraded fairly recently. The first part...
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August 2, 2019
Category: Easy              Duration: 40 minutes           Rating:  8/10 If you are wanting an easy bush walk to do then the Zig Zag Track is perfect for you. It starts on Park Road in Titirangi and heads ...
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July 10, 2019
Category: Easy /Medium   Duration: 70 minutes   Rating:  9/10Head to Piha and stop at the Piha Store for some delicious picnic food. I love their Affogato coffee with vanilla ice cream and their quiches. Drive to the far north end of Pi...
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May 17, 2019
Historically Laingholm was farmed by the Laing family, whose home was situated at the southern end of Laingholm Beach.  “Roseneath” was the Laing homestead until the 1920s.  Laing, a Scottish surname, and Holm from the Scottish spelling of Old Norse meaning “...
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Kitekite Falls Walk

January 18, 2019
Difficulty: Easy       Length: 1 hour           Rating 10/10 The Kitekite Falls track is right up there with the top 10 things to do in the Waitakere Ranges.  We are fortunate that the walk has been recently reopened (it...
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Laird Thomson Track Walk

September 23, 2018
Category: Easy   Duration: 40mins      Rating:  8 / 10 Drive to North Piha and walk towards the end of the beach. The track entrance is relatively hidden so you will need to look for it. I did this track on a very cold b...
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For better or for worse the sculpture on the Titirangi Village roundabout has become an enduring local icon – taking pride of place as a motif for many local businesses.In the early 1990s the then Waitakere City Council, along with Unitec, promoted a competition for young ...
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Whatipu Beach Walk

August 5, 2018
Category: Easy         Rating:  10 / 10 Duration: 30mins - 1 hour    I chose this walk as I needed a relatively easy walk for my 79 year old mother in law. From Titirangi it takes about half an hour to drive to Whatipu, with part of th...
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