Highlights on a family walk like rock climbing, splashing in water, sliding or rolling down sand dunes or watching animals are fun activities. In children’s eyes West Auckland can be a huge playground.
The book Untamed Coast is written by the mayor of Waitakere City. Filled with love and respect for the land and innumerable personal experiences at the coast.
A beach walk becomes more interesting for Mariam and Karim with rocks to climb on.
The volcanic formations at Auckland’s West Coast beaches invite for hours of climbing fun. Round off a family walk with a picnic.
Muriwai is well known for its coastal walk to the Australasian gannet colony. Watch the gannets and their living on the edge.
It is a windy spot to choose for nesting. Their nesting and breeding season lasts from August to March. Beautiful birds to watch.
Water fun on a family walk
Swimming in waterholes or lakes and splashing with water is too a high walking motivator for children. So bring your togs to these wonderful destinations.
At Muriwai and Piha are facilities like toilet, playground and shop. Karamatura has a toilet. All other destinations on your family walk mean to bring water, picnic etc.
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