––– Coastal walk from Napier to Ocean beach via Te Mata Peak, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
Join me on a trekking and cycling journey from Napier to Napier, via Hawkes Bay's iconic jewels, Cape Kidnappers, Ocean beach, Tuki Tuki Valley, Havelock North with a return to Napier via cycle.
Westshore - Mojo HQ
The adventure begins here.
Suggested Itinerary - After with a wholesome breakfast in the beautiful Westshore, carrying just our day pack with our trampers lunch, we bike along the coastal cycle ways from Napier to Clifton. Here we can enjoy coffee at Hygge - The Clifton Cafe before we continue on foot along beside the coast to Clifton where we enter Clifton Station as guests of the Gordon family. We will descend down onto Ocean beach via Taurapa and Haupouri Stations and experience the history and uniqueness of this place.
Walkers may be keen in the afternoon to venture back along the beach, on foot or on horse back, to explore the regenerated sand dunes and photograph these in the evening light.
Our accommodation tonight will be comfortable camping on the beach as guests of Liz and Andy.
Moon shell clam
(Mercenaria) Ancient seashell found on the top of Cape Kidnappers - Clifton Station.
Day Two - We begin the day with restorative yoga on the beach before we pack our snacks to begin our journey from Ocean beach to Havelock North. We will cross the coastal stations as guests of the caretakers of this land the Hanson the Lowe and the Miller families. From here we descend down into the picturesque Tuki Tuki Valley via the Craggy Range Rd and are treated to lunch at the quaint Red Bridge Cafe.
After lunch and a rest we continue the journey to the top of Te Mata Peak, through the breath taking Tauroa Station, as guests of Heather and Andrew.
The Mojo Van will be here to transfer us back to our accommodation in Havelock North.
Wake in your own time, enjoy breakfast in Havelock North before your bikes are delivered to you and we complete the (optional) journey back to Napier via the cycle ways of the Tuki Tuki river and coastal wet lands.
Return to your homes with your Mojo restored and a wholly justified sense of achievement.
“'I recently had the pleasure of journeying on a Mojo Adventure beginning by cycling from Napier along the gorgeous coastline to Clifton and then walking up over exhilarating farmland and dropping down to heavenly Ocean Beach. We camped overnight and had the most beautiful food in the most gorgeous setting, and stretched our tired muscles with relaxing yoga to the sound of the ocean and in the setting sun. The next morning we trekked overland through more lush farmland and stunning vistas back to Havelock North. I would highly recommend this as a weekend getaway with a group of good friends, where you feel good being at one with nature '.
Mother of three, Accounts Manager
––– Coastal trek and cycle from Napier to Ocean beach via Te Mata Peak returning to Napier.
NZ $1270 pp (plus GST) based on 6 people.
Easy paved tracks for cycling and walking, Te Mata Peak trails, uphill climbs, uneven pasture and farm tracks. firm sandy beach
Distance and fitness levels.
50 km cycling and 34 km walking over 3 days.
Recommended group size
Minimum 4, maximum 8
Customise your journey
Variations on distances, comfortable camping or luxury accommodation, lunch box or fine dining experience – the possibilities are endless. Every Mojo Journey can be customised for you.