This walk explores the dune landscape of North Shore. The track follows the crest of the dune with impressive views. No roads to cross and an excellent children's playground at Broad Park.
Start: The car park in Larnarch Street, North Shore.
Finish: Broad Park, Waimairi Beach.
Time: 30 minutes each way.
Toilets: Located at Broad Park car park.
Dogs: Can be exercised off the leash on the track and on the beach but must be under effective control.
From the car park in Larnach Street follow the wide gravelled track as it weaves through the dunes crossing several access tracks to the beach and into North Shore suburb. After ten minutes a well-made track climbs up onto the crest of the dunes with fine views of the shoreline.
This track leads back down to the main dune track, crosses one four way junction then shortly afterwards reaches another four way junction. Mountain bikers can often be seen here emerging from Bottle Lake forest and following the dune track north.
An option for the return trip is to turn right at this junction and cross to the beach and amble back to the Waimairi Surf Life Saving clubhouse which is a prominent landmark. A track leads from the surf club through to a carpark and past toilets and children's playground into Broad Park again.