PANZ HIKE: Training Hike at Te Henga Walkway (Intermediate-Advanced)

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270 Bethells Road

270 Bethells Road

Te Henga (Bethells Beach), Auckland 0781

New Zealand

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PANZ Training Hike at Te Henga

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The cliff top walk from Bethells Beach (Te Henga) to south of Muriwai Beach reveals one of the most stunning views of Auckland's wild west coast.

We will start from Bethells Road to the Te Henga Walkway which crosses the Waitākere River by footbridge. Track will rise along a graded section, to superb views of lagoons, dunes and the west coast surf down to O’Neill's Bay. We will continue along Te Henga Walkway, the track climbs steeply then follows along the cliff-top where you may see gannets diving for fish. The track exits through a farm valley and another steep climb to Constable Road. Care is needed on this track, which traverses coastal cliffs and is uneven and muddy in places. We will return the same way.

Duration: about 7 hours return including a few stops and lunch.

Distance: about 20.6 km return

Difficulty: Intermediate to advanced due to the distance and duration. The track follows coastal cliffs and is rutted and steep in sections. It becomes slippery after periods of rain. Take care around old slip sites.

Long day hike, aiming to finish in 7 hours at moderate pace. Trail will be very scenic but training will be the priority so we will have less stops than usual. No drones pls.

As we have a big group, we will break into 2 small groups with moderate & slow(er) pace.

Weather forecast Issued: will update closer to the time.

Meeting Place: Bethells Beach Car Park

Time Guidelines:

09:00 – Meet at Bethells car park (by the toilets) introductions

09:15 – Start of hike

16:00 – Approx end of hike

What to bring bring/wear:

- NO COTTON WEAR - jeans/denims/shirts/jumper please

- snacks, lunch and drink

- sturdy footwear suitable for tramping tracks (e.g. hiking boots)

- clothing suitable for Auckland winter

- sun and rain protection - good waterproofed/windproofed jacket

- first aid items + personal medication

- extra change of clothes and shoes + bag to put your wet/muddy clothes/shoes in.

- cash if carpooling

- gold coin donation

- positivity and fun


Car pool fuel share is $15 cash, please pay directly to the driver. If you need a ride or are willing to give a ride, please comment below and indicate your location/space available.


This is a free hike but a gold coin donation towards operating costs will be highly appreciated.

Important Disclaimer:

Pinoy Adventurers NZ (PANZ) and its organisers work voluntarily and hold NO responsibility or liability for any injury suffered during the events organised. By signing up to attend PANZ events, you are acknowledging that you are a legal adult, have read the details and will take full responsibility of your safety and the safety of the minors with you.

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270 Bethells Road

270 Bethells Road

Te Henga (Bethells Beach), Auckland 0781

New Zealand

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Anyone is welcome to join the group, whether you’re a newbie or an experienced adventurer, regardless of the fitness level and age. We all have to start from somewhere and our group is a perfect place to do so. We’ve had members join us on trips from 13 to 65 years old. We may have Pinoy on our name, but we welcome anyone who is keen to connect with our Filipino culture through the outdoors, regardless of their ethnicity.

How to join:

You can join us by simply liking our Facebook page Pinoy Adventurers NZ, where relevant information are shared and events are announced. Then, join our Facebook group Tambayan ng Pinoy Adventurers NZ where all the “chikahan” (chats, conversations), sharing of inspiring adventures photos and videos, gear advice, event preparation, etc. happen.

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