Māori Gardens

A short walk to a secluded beach just north of Governors Bay. Part of the Head to Head Walkway.


You can access Māori Gardens from Governors Bay Rd but there is no parking at this point.

Alternatively, start and finish at the end of Sandy Bay Beach Rd

Finish Sandy Bay
Distance 750 metres
Time 15 minutes one way
Dogs Must be leashed
Accessibility Not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies
Toilets Portaloo at Sandy Bay

From the main road the track winds down the hill with steps and steep sections to the rocky area above the secluded beach. The track follows the cliff edge to Sandy Bay. Take care - the track has some uneven surfaces and slippery sections.

Sandy Bay is a nice beach for swimming or kayaking.

Get ready for this track using Plan My Walk(external link)(external link) by the NZ Mountain Safety Council. You can find track alerts, weather forecasts, trip reviews and a packing list, so you are set for your adventure.