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Still chance to book some great walks



The booking service has been flat out and all looks set for a great 20th Mangawhai Walking Weekend later this month. We would be remiss however, not to let our loyal Mangawhai Focus readers know about a couple of events where there are still opportunities to book.

Views from the Hinterland: You will travel by bus and visit an old woolshed and maybe see a sheep shorn. Walk across the road for morning tea and spectacular views over Mangawhai estuary and the islands. Stroll across paddocks and take in views west and north towards Kaiwaka and Baldrock. Cruise Lawrence Road with its great views to St Michaels Church and on to the Hakaru RSA for own lunch on the lawn. Degree of difficulty: Easy walking across rolling pasture.

Flavour of the Hills: Come on a tour with us and enjoy exceptional rich and creamy avocados and the most divine honey you will have ever tasted. Keeping it healthy there’s gold medal extra virgin olive oil from two different groves, with very different tastes. 

Then there’s the wine! Brooke Lane is a wonderful new wine company. Millars Vineyard excels at the exceptional, and Te Whai Bay Wines is home to another boutique selection of local wines. In the Te Whai Bay pavilion we will enjoy their locally sourced produce platters. Bring your bag to purchase these exquisite and uniquely Mangawhai products. A delicious platter lunch is included. Degree of difficulty: Easy walking within private properties.

Historical Walk: Attention all new locals and interested others. Bring your imagination and join Jo Roberts. This is a trip with your imagination and Jo will paint the picture: Think about arriving by the Tavern 150 odd years ago, nothing but water everywhere. How would you get about? What would you do for food and shelter? Lots of tales, both fact and fiction will be told. Booking is essential for this never to be repeated 2-hour experience.

For tickets visit mangawhaiwalking.co.nz or call Dorothy on (09) 431 5950.

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