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Manukau Coastal Edge Walks in Auckland

Trails: The Waikōwhai Walkway ie Manukau Coastal Edge Walks. Taylors Bay Playground car park – Grannys Bay – Hillsborough Reserve – Wesley Bay – Captains Bush – Waikōwhai Park – Cape Horn – Wattle Bay Reserve – Manukau Domain – return back due to bad weather. Car Park: Yes. Public Toilet: Yes. Weather: Check weather before you go! Total […]


Orewa Millennium Walkway

Trails:  Orewa Arundel Reserve car park – Alice Eaves Scenic Reserve – Orewa Millennium Walkway – coastal trail walk to Red Beach (must low tide) – Orewa Millennium Walkway. Car Park: Yes. Orewa Arundel Reserve car park. Public Toilet: Yes. Weather: Check weather before you go! Total flat distance: 14.1 km, Climbing distance: 1.7 km, Descent distance: […]


Waitawa Regional Park Walk

Trails: Waitawa Regional Park mix walking tracks and mountain bike tracks. Car Park: Yes. Mataitai Bay car park. Public Toilet: Yes. Weather: Check weather before you go! Total flat distance: 12.4 km, Climbing distance: 3.1 km, Descent distance: 2.9 km, Flat distance: 6.6 km, Maximum difference: 82 m, Final balance: 0 m. Tracks were recorded by […]


Trail running – Arataki Visitor Centre to Piha – part of Hillary Trail 43km

Trails: Arataki Visitor Centre to Piha – part of Hillary Trail Car Park: Yes. Public Toilet: Yes. Weather: Check weather before you go! For more information about Waitakere Ranges. Total flat distance: 43.1 km, Climbing distance: 14.5 km, Descent distance: 16.1 km, Flat distance: 12.9 km, Maximum difference: 410 m, Final […]


Trail running – Upper Nihotupu Reservoir loop in Waitakere 14km

Trails: Upper Nihotupu Reservoir Carpark – Upper Nihotupu Walk – Upper Nihotupu Dam Road – Upper Nihotupu Dam – Summit Track – Hamilton Track – Smiths Road – Huia Dam Road – Christies Track – Upper Nihotupu Dam – Upper Nihotupu Dam Road – Upper Nihotupu Walk – Carpark. Car Park: Yes. Upper Nihotupu Reservoir Carpark. It’s […]


Trail Running – Exhibition Drive to Pipeline Track to Slip Track to Beveridge Track Loop in Waitakere 15km

Trails: Exhibition Drive car park – Exhibition Drive – Pipeline Track – Slip Track – Arataki Visitor Centre – Nature Trails – Beveridge Track – Mackies Rest – Exhibition Drive – car park. Car Park: Yes, About the junction of Woodlands Park Rd and Scenic Dr. It’s about 20km 35 minutes drive […]


Trail Running – Arataki Visitor Centre to Donald McLean loop Waitakere Ranges 35km

Trails: Arataki Visitor Centre – Slip Track – Pipeline Track – Lower Nihotupu Dam Road – Hamilton Track – Smiths Road – Huia Dam Road – Huia Road – Karamatura Heritage Farms – Karamatura Track – Karamatura Forks – Donald McLean Track – Donald McLean Road – Whatipu Road – Huia Road – Huia Dam Road […]


Trail running – Huia to Karekare to Whatipi loop in Waitaks 31km

Trails: End of Fire Road campsite car park just before Karamatura Track – Karamatura Track – Karamatura Forks – Huia Ridge Track – Walk Ridge Track (some popular maps locate here the Karamatura Forks, not correct) – Orange Peel Corner – Odlin Timber Track – Buck Taylor Track – Zion Ridge Track […]


Pylon Peak Track to Kaimai Ridgeway to Waipapa Track to Waiorongomai Valley Loop

Trails: Waiorongomai Road road-end car park – Low Level Track – Pylon Peak Track – Kaimai Ridgeway – Waipapa Track to Waiorongomai Valley – Waiorongomai Saddle Track (footbridge and tunnel) – High Level Pack Track – car park. Caution:  Stream crossing at very beginning of Pylon Peak Track. Must follow the orange […]


WayWiser Challenge 3 Advanced Trail Running in Waitakere 27km

Trails: Huia Settlers Museum car park or end of Fire Road car park just before Karamatura Track – Karamatura Track – Karamatura Forks – Donald McLean Track – Puriri Ridge Track – Omanawanui Track – Whatipu – Gibbons Track – Muir Track – Pararaha Valley Track – Buck Taylor Track […]