Thursday, March 29, 2018

Mahinepua Coastal Track, 1

We drove on from Aroha Island to the Mahinepua peninsula and spent my 71st birthday walking its beautiful coast track. For me, it was one of the best day hikes--and there have been many--ever. The 4k track mostly straddles the crest of the peninsula, dropping down to a cove or beach here or there, but with great vistas on either side.
Approaching
 
Parking on the beach before starting the walk

Beneath a row of old Norfolk Island Pines

Thus

Looking back to the carpark



Looking down into a cove below through a mossy pohutukawa

Caves

The trail ahead




Rest stop on a beach


Ducks on a boulder a hundred meters away






Another cove, a hundred feet below


1 comment:

Rebecca said...

A gorgeous birthday hike!