Ticket sales brisk, donít be disappointed
Bookings for the March Mangawhai Walking Weekend are more than 17 per cent ahead of last year. Several walks we featured previously in the Focus are sold out, including Art ’n Garden Walk, Bald Rock and Kauri Bush Walk, and Botanical Walk. The good news is there are spaces left on a number of walks we are sure Focus readers will love. Check out these great walks:
Flavours 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 flavours.
Then there’s the wine! Brooke Lane is a wonderful new wine company. Millars Vineyard excel 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.
Includes platter lunch. Degree of difficulty: Easy walking within properties and bus transport provided.
Views from the Hinterland
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 the paddocks and take in views west and north towards Kaiwaka and Bald Rock. 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. Equipment: Bring morning tea, lunch, water, and walking shoes. Bus transport.
Finally there are a host of interesting short, flat walks available a great chance to learn more of what Mangawhai has to offer and to meet and make new friends.
Not sure a particular walk will be suitable for you? Contact Dorothy (09) 431 5950 who will be more than happy to help you out. The weekend is March 28-31, closing with a celebratory lunch. Find a full description of all walks and events at mangawhaiwalking.co.nz.
Trekking Te Arai.