From the northern end of Piha Beach, Laird Thomson Track ascends steeply to the saddle of Te Waha Point. A short side track to the left leads to a lookout with views of Piha and Whites Beach (5 min). The main track continues from Te Waha Point saddle up the ridge and along a short length of private drive to Rose Track.
Laird Thomson Track details
What to expect
Walking tracks should be suitable for people with reasonable fitness levels.
Walking tracks will:
Have easy to moderate grades with mostly compacted and drained surfaces.
Be well sign-posted with directional signs at track entrances and junctions and have safety signs where required.
Walking tracks may:
Have steps on excessively steep areas.
Have timber boardwalks and bridges over permanent wet areas and waterways.
Have seats and maintained views at areas of interest.
Theft from vehicles is not common but unfortunately can happen.
You should take the same reasonable precautions you take when parking at other locations and remember to lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you.