The Stunning Mercer Bay Loop Track

West Coast Cliffs

When deciding where to take a helper on a whirlwind tour of West Auckland before she flew back to the States, I just had to include this local gem for a nature walk – Mercer Bay Loop.

To get there, head for Piha, turn left onto Te Ahuahu Road (1.2km after the Karekare turnoff), follow this as it becomes Log Race Road to a carpark at the roadend. Track starts from the carpark and the walk is around a one hour loop.

It is a fairly easy walk with some steady hill climbs on the return so I recommend you take your time and enjoy the lovely views.