Hike the Mercer Bay Loop

Mercer Bay Trailhead

This short walk near Auckland delivers stunning views of New Zealand's West Coast.

Starting at the end of Log Race Road, just outside Piha, this well groomed loop track takes you along the cliff line above the Tasman Sea and back to the carpark. The Mercer Bay Loop guarantees access to some stunning scenery, and has plenty of accessible spots to stop and take pictures, have lunch, and enjoy the views along the way.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snack food
  • Camera
  • Wind breaker (in cooler months)
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RT Distance 0.9 Miles
Activities Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Easy Parking
Groups
Scenic

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Awesome short hike.

We did this hike on one of our first days in New Zealand and it was an awesome welcome to the beautiful country! the hike Is a good length for a quick fun day trip and the views of the coast line and green hills inland are simply breath taking. A definite must do if your in the area!


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