South Coast and North Coast Tracks
The South Coast and North Coast Tracks at Tāwharanui Regional Park are shared cycle and walking tracks that effectively form a long loop around the edges of the park. They traverse the more open farm section, offering interrupted views across the park and surrounding water. You can start either at the park entrance, after the automatic predator proof gate, or from Anchor Bay. At the far east end where the tracks join, connect with the Takatu Loop to reach spectacular Takatu Point.
Along the way, there are many clifftop views, plus the odd section where you could be walking around cattle and sheep (and their dung), interspersed with a large number of pukeko and the odd pair of paradise ducks. If you like to imagine NZ as a green paradise, this walk is for you.
To do an entire loop by foot, allow a few hours.