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Te Araroa Trail Walkers

 Kia ora !  ( 19th of November 2019 )
                                                          TATA@440     ( Te Araroa Trail Angels at 440km ) Call Alan on 02102377242 

Getting to Mangawhai Village will give you a good start for your next day's walk out to the Te Arai and Pakiri beach section.
This is THE LAST stop in the Northland section. And your last big beach section.
The border of Auckland is only 3 kms south of here - and starts where the tar-seal on Black Swamp Road ends.  

               Mangawhai Travellers' Rest is at 4 Insley Street, Mangawhai Village and is probably THE MOST CONVENIENT LOCATION in Mangawhai being  across the road from Mangawhai Four Square Supermarket which is open from 8a.m. - 8p.m. every day. 

Camp out in the wild-flower and fruit tree-filled garden or crash out on a mattress in the music room ($15 ) or get a room ($25 for one or $40 for two ).  Free Wifi (fibre-optic 80mbps ), device charging, laundry, shower, use of the kitchen/refrigerator - NB it's a vegetarian kitchen. 

We are travellers and are used to communual living and enjoy the energy walkers bring and you're welcome to hang out and relax in our home - a 100 year old two storeyed cottage.  Cafes , pizza restaurant, Chinese takeaways, French restaurant - all within a couple of hundred metres.  

  You can leave doing your shopping to buy your food for the next section until you get to Mangawhai Village and you don't need to walk any more extra track miles to get food / drinks etc.  We can recieve bounce boxes here too. 4 Insley Street, Mangawhai 0505 is the post code. 

Call Alan on 09 4315389 or 02102377242 ( txt - ok )

                                                                                    Camping  @ $15 per person.
( includes free Wifi , recharging , shower , toilet, cooking, fridge, use of the house )

1 bedroom. Double bed @ $25 for one / $40 for two. 

 + Single mattress x 2  @ $15 per person

+ Futons x 3 ( sleep in the music room , e.g. retreating on rainy days) @ $15 per person

Use of washing machine - or The Mangawhai Laundromat is 200 metres away - if you need to use their drying machines. ($10+?)
Next door to the laundromat is a printing shop where you can get your maps printed.

Check out the weather for Mangawhai on Ventusky

If you're still a long way north of Mangawhai and are planning your trip towards Mangawhai from the north ( Ruakaka, Uretiti Beach, Waipu ) you can stay at Dragon's Spell up at the top of Cullen Road, Waipu (look out for the signs at very end of Cullen Rd, 7.5km up from Cove Rd, about the intersection of grid lines 1737 and 6008, but you are asked to call ahead first. Fee is a koha/donation.

If you're heading south from Mangawhai :  To find out what the tide is doing, go to www.mangawhaiweather.co.nz and be aware that
the very rare fairy terns and other shore-birds are nesting along the beach during November.

A place to stay along Pakiri Beach.  
Paul and Josephine Miller at  Miller's Ark.
Tel :  094315266 or mobile : 021422787
e-mail : millersark@pakiriretreat.co.nz
After crossing the Poutawa Stream from the North, walk another 15-20 minutes south. Look for two tall manuka posts with a Te Araroa sign attached  behind which there are two red flags back on the dunes. This will lead you onto a path that takes you to the olive grove where you can put up your tent.  For an extra charge and if available, you can rent a small cabin or caravan. 
We also offer a range of quality savoury pies that you can purchase and heat in the oven in the outdoor kitchen. For an extra cost you can use the gas-heated outdoor double bath if it is available.

There are no shops in Pakiri. The next section of the trail is steep up-and-down and is quite hard going.

Matt's place along 107 Govan Wilson Road ( Mobile : 0212057404 )is a comfortable distance for a 1 day walk from Pakiri.
 Camping $20.  You'll get a free drink, and a hot shower and if the weather is bad you can use the barn. 
It comes out on State Highway One at the 'Top of the Dome' Cafe  ( which has recently closed down and is up FOR SALE )
where you used to be able to get substantial cafe-style ( including gluten free/vegetarian and vegan options ) food / drinks. 
Awaiting notification of a re-opening date.  ( November 2019)

Puhoi General Store is open til 7 p.m. every day.
109 Puhoi Road, Puhoi, Warkworth 0994
Get directions to this location
Ph. 09 422 0818

Te Araroa Trust Mangawhai Section.

Mangawhai Travellers' Rest 
4 Insley Street, 
Mangawhai Village 
Kaipara District, Northland 0505
New Zealand
Tel 09 4315389 
Mob 02102377242