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North Shore Marathon 2018

Trails: Milford Reserve to North Head Historic Reserve. Car Park: Milford Reserve car park Weather: Check Weather before you go! For better map display, click the buttons (Full Screen, Hide/Show Photos and Back to Center) in the top right corner of the map to study the tracks we took or any […]


Trail Running – Totara Park Auckland

Trails: Totara Park mountain bike trails + Puhinui stream forest trails + some paths in Gardens. Car Park: Calluna Cres, Totara Heights, On street. It’s bout 15 to 20 minutes drive from Auckland city. Weather: Check Weather before you go! For better map display, click the buttons (Full Screen, Hide/Show […]


Trail Running – Te Araora Dome Forest to Omaha Forest Summit Tamahunga and return

Part of Te Araroa Trail: Dome Tearooms carpark – Dome Forest Walkway – The Dome Summit – Waiwhiu Kauri Grove – off bush private 4WD pine forest road – Waiwhiu Valley Rd –  Cross Waiwhiu Stream into bush walk along the stream- off stream uphill to Totara Scenic Reserve – Junction of […]


Trail Running – Upper Mangatawhiri Dam to Pukapuka Track Loop in Hunua

Trails: Upper Mangatawhiri Campground car park – A.R.A Drive – Pukapuka Track – Lilburne Road – Upper Mangatawhiri Dam – car park. Car Park: Yes. Moumoukai Road – A R A Drive – Waterline Road – Upper Mangatawhiri Campground car park. It’s about 60km and 60 minutes drive from Auckland […]


Trail Running – Puhinui Reserve and Te Araroa Trail 15km

Trail: Puhinui Reserve tracks plus Te Araroa Trail section. Car Park: End of Price Road, Wiri. Public Toilet: Yes Note: Gore-Tex shoes is recommended if run in winter. For better map display, click the buttons (Full Screen, Hide/Show Photos and Back to Center) in the top right corner of the map […]


Off Road Cycling – Watercare Coastal Walkway of Ambury Regional Park 31km

Off Road Cycling Trail: Ambury Regional Park – Watercare Coastal Walkway plus. Car Park: Yes, in Park. Public Toilet: Yes Note: Best place to watch birds in Auckland. For better map display, click the buttons (Full Screen, Hide/Show Photos and Back to Center) in the top right corner of the map to study […]


Trail running – Puhoi Domain to Moir Hill of Te Araroa Trail

Part of Te Araroa Trail: Puhoi Domain – Puhoi Track – Remiger Rd – Dunn’s Bush Track – J Tolhopf Rd – Moirs Hill Summit Track (Barker Road) – Moirs Hill Summit – return back the same trail to Puhoi Domain. Car Park: Puhoi Domain Toilet: Yes Weather: Check weather before you […]


Hamilton Kirikiriroa Marathon 2018

This will be my first road marathon, if this is a road marathon. At least I was not doing a trail running because I just wear a pair of road running shoes although trails are quite up and down all the way. Can’t remember how many reserves and parks we […]


Speight’s West Coaster Adventure Trail Marathon 2017 3

Trails:  Event base (private farmland) – Happy Valley loop (private farmland) – Lake Wainamu sand dune – Lake Wainamu Track – Te Henga Walkway – Goldie Bush Walkway to Mokoroa Stream Track loop – Te Henga Walkway – Lake Wainamu sand dune – Event base finish Car Park: Yes at Private land. It’s […]


Trail running – The Cascades to Piha Loop in Waitakere Auckland 1

Trails: Falls Rd car park – Upper Kauri Track – Smyth Ridge Track – Kuataika Track – Anawhata Road – White Track – Marawhara Walk – North Piha Road – Garden Road to beach connect path – Nikau Grove Track – Maungaroa Ridge Track – Quarry Track – Cutty Grass […]