Cliff track to beach.

The brief:

Access from a headland down a steep (1:2) cliff to the beach 20m below.  Track to be safe and easy for people of all abilities. Minimise environmental impact especially around large Pohutukawa Trees.

Our solution:

We spent a couple of days exploring the cliff face looking for existing ledges which could be used for the track. Proposed a route with 120m of gently sloping path zig-zagging to beach, with one major set of steps under branches of large Pohutukawa.

How it worked:

Soil surface and use of natural materials helps track blend in to environment.  Wooden steps and handrail a feature. Gentle slope makes for comfortable walking.

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