There's a new walk in Waihi Beach that will knock your socks off - the views are to die for - simply stunning and well worth the effort to get to the top. The walk ranks alongside the coastal walk over to Orakawa Bay as well worth the effort and you are well rewarded when you get there.
The walk up is a bit of a work out for those with average fitness and for the fit ones amongst us it will be a warm up - the walk took me 35 minutes approx on the way up and slightly less on the way down.
Along the way you are accompanied by birdsong and plenty of it. The tui's today were in full voice - it was great to hear and there are plenty of other birds chirping in.
The views at the top are simply breathtaking - you get a wide vista - all the way out to Mayor Island and down to Mt Maunganui.
On the way down I got to thinking how lucky we are to live where we live and have these wonderful views on our doorstep - we live in a little bit of paradise!