Today I walked on the other side of the Waikawa River, heading north. After floundering through undergrowth to avoid a wet-weather lake I eventually found a wide, smooth, well-used track. After ~1 Km I turned west, found my way through the dunes to the beach and an easy return.

Map of walk. Looking south across grasses and scrub. An easy sandy track. Sandhills. Looking west across scrub to the sea.