White Track is mostly dry year round and offers some great views as it follows a spur up to Anawhata Road. To save the logistical headache of organising a pick up from one end, a good option is to combine your walk with the Rose Track. You can then descend down Anawhata Road before returning back to North Piha beach via the Laird Thompson Track. This circuit makes a great half day walk through beautiful coastal forest and offers great views of Whites Beach and the south along the Piha Coast. The added bonus of dry shoes in winter makes it a good option for a quick mid winter run.
White Track details
From Anawhata Road, the track follows a level driveway then branches left to descend steeply with some steps along the eastern side of the cliff-top to meet Marawhara Stream. An easy graded walk leads out to a second bridge on North Piha Road.
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.