Lake Wainamu Track is a 10.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Te Henga (Bethells Beach), Aukland, New Zealand that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
10.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
214 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Please note that many trails in the area are closed to protect kauri trees. This trail currently remains open, but the status may change. For the most up-to-date information on trail closures, please see linked list below. https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/protect-our-kauri-trees.aspx

16 days ago

The sand dunes are amazing, I recommend going over them rather than following the river on the way to the lake, you can see then how steep the dunes are into the lake. Around lake is a nice easy walk, or quick run. It's refreshing to walk in the river on the way back. Your shoes will get wet. Do some drills running up dunes, and boogie board done, excellent workout. In summer best to go early or late in the day.

4 months ago

The sand dunes to the lake is epic for a summers day but beyond that the bush track is meh

hiking
Thursday, November 02, 2017

This track is pretty easy, mostly flat so not that physically challenging. The only challenge is the walk through the sand dunes due to the steepness as well as the strong winds. And another challenge is the muddy track. It gets too muddy if you take the walk from the sand dunes on the left side then loop around the lake as you approach the waterfalls. Pretty cute waterfall and an easy walk back however be aware that you will have to cross the stream (very shallow) so your shoes will end up muddy and soaking wet. Otherwise a fun place to hike. Parking can be competitive so be there early. Also if you want bring a boogie board so you can do some sand boarding!

25 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
6 months ago