Māori Gardens

A short walk to a secluded beach just north of Governors Bay. Part of the Head to Head Walkway.

Status: Open and marked.

Start: You can access Māori Gardens from Governors Bay Rd but there is no parking at this point. Alternatively, start and finish at the end of Sandy Bay Beach Rd.

Finish: Sandy Bay.

Time: 15 minutes one way.

Dogs: On a leash.

Toilets: Portaloo at Sandy Bay.


From the main road the track winds down the hill with steps and steep sections to the rocky area above the secluded beach. The track follows the cliff edge to Sandy Bay. Take care - the track has some uneven surfaces and slippery sections.

Sandy Bay is a nice beach for swimming or kayaking.