Back for the annual Papatowai Challenge. Beautiful day with a tail wind for the runners. This is a great event and a popular challenge for walkers and runners alike. Well-organised, lots of fun. Wonderful part of the coastline. Quiet, tranquil. Enjoy.
I'm very spoiled because the place I live has some amazing beaches. But as beaches go, this was a pretty one, and it was nice to get a change in scenery from all the waterfalls in the area. Good place to stop and have a walk to explore and check out the coastline and ocean.
The picnic point track starts here, u can wander down to the beach from the car park, turn right and walk along the beach right to the rocks at the end. you will see a wooden seat and a sign commemerating a local artist, go up the track past the seat into the forest. the track takes you back thru...