Whangarei Heads - Bream Head
We drove to the Whangarei heads a few weeks ago for labor day. Unfortunately like many weekends here during the winter, fall and spring months, the weather is rainy. We managed to have the sun to come out during our hike though!
The Whangarei heads are a promontory that are located on the northern side of the Whangarei Harbor of the North Island of New Zealand. This land is part of a peninsula that was bought by Gilbert Mair who bought this land from Māori Chief Te Tao, in 1839. This peninsula is also known as the northland region and is the north most part of New Zealand.
We parked at the ocean beach lot and gathered our stuff together to start the hike. It took us about 2.5 hours to complete but the views were absolutely incredible! I mean like nothing i've ever seen before. The rock formations were legendary. Starting the track you walk through some tree's along side the beach and wind your way up steadily to the top of some hills that continue along the coast of the Te Whara track.
These hills go up and down quite sporadically because of the fact you are essentially climbing a very long rock. There was also quite a bit of mud because it rained the night before and day of but we made it through! I would definitely recommend this for the amazing views and original rock formations.