Some of New Zealand’s finest tracks are set to become part of a new network of Great Short and Great Day walks which includes Kaipara’s Mangawhai Cliff walk.
Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry announced the news last week.
The Great Day and Great Short Walks, developed by DOC in partnership with Tourism New Zealand are an expansion of the highly successful Great Walks’ brand aimed at promoting more of the walking experiences available across the country.
“This is a chance to draw more tourists off the beaten track and enable more communities to benefit from increasing visitor numbers,” Ms Bennett says. The Mangawhai cliff walk has been chosen from DOC’s best and most spectacular tracks.
“While many of these chosen walks are already top quality, others will seek investment to make them truly world-class, with new facilities such as toilets or improved track surfaces,” says Ms Barry.
The new networks will be officially launched by DOC and Tourism New Zealand in October this year.