Walking is by far the best way to get around within the bay.
The beach becomes the highway as people enjoy walking to and from the boat landing, the children's public play area, the local Sports Bar and Bistro, the Lotto outlet and even all the way around to the tuatau bed at low tide. You can also walk around the base of Mokotahi at low tide.
Mahia Peninsula Scenic Reserve track
There is a DOC reserve walk, well worth a look, just 7kms up the Kinikini Rd, beyond Taylor's Bay.
Click the photo to go to the website for the walk.
Bring your golf clubs, Mahia has a nine hole golf course. You can challenge your friends or while away a pleasant afternoon on your own.
Bike riding will keep you fit and there aren't to many hills to climb to get around the neighbourhood.
Because we have so many beaches to explore, picnics are fun. While on the picnic, gather some shells or drift wood to take home to decorate your garden.
Fishing off the rocks or from the beaches will reap some tasty rewards.
Bring balls, bats and wickets and challenge other holiday makers to a game of beach cricket, rugby, soccer or softball. Bring a net for beach volleyball. Or just build a few sandcastles.
Remember to bring your sun hats, sun glasses, sun block and sun umbrellas, to protect you from the UV rays of Mahia's warm sunny days.
Mahia is a photographers paradise, so don't forget your camera.
There are amazing seascapes, landscapes, animals, people, flora and fauna(macro), birds, surfers, architecture (classic batches) and if you have a water proof camera you can explore the reefs and take underwater photos.
At the camp Internet Kiosk you can upload your images to your photo web site or download them onto a disc to take home.
DOC MANGAONE CAVES
On the way to a day at the Morere Hot pools stop off at another DOC Site. The Mangaone Cave well worth a visit.
Click on the image to go to the Cave website.
Take a 20 minute road trip to the Morere Hot Pools and have a leisurely bush walk up to the Nikau pools. These are natural hot mineral springs in a bush reserve.Within the reserve there are bush walks of different lengths and difficulty.
Make a day of it, as they have a picnic and BBQ area.
Across the road is the Morere Tearooms where you can get a hot or cold drink and tasty food to satisfy any appetite.
Check out the website of the Morere Hot Pools
Wairoa is 30 minutes south and Gisborne is 60 minutes north for any retail therapy you may require.
To find out about Mahia's history and other activities that I may have missed, check out this informative web site about Mahia.
It has been built by Amanda Coop.