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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 […]


Lynch Stream Track in Tairua

Trails: Whenuakite car park on State Highway 25 – Lynch Stream Track – Whenuakite Loop Walk – Lynch Stream Track – Lynch Stream Bay – Otara Bay North Track – Otara Bay (further to Sailors Grave) – return back the same way to carpark. Caution: 82 times stream crossing! May tough in wet weather. Car Park: Yes. Whenuakite […]


Twilight – Te Werahi loop track in Cape Reinga

Trails: Twilight / Te Werahi loop track Cape Reinga Road car park – Te Werahi Track – Te Werahi Beach – Te Paki Coastal Track or Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway on some maps – Twilight Beach – Twilight Track – car aprk . Caution!!! Hot sand dune. Take enough water. Twilight Track from Twilight Beach […]


Te Paki Coastal Track Tapotupotu Bay to Cape Reinga Lighthouse

Trails: Tapotupotu Campground – Te Paki Coastal Track or Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway on some maps – Cape Reinga lighthouse – back the same way. Car Park: Yes. Tapotupotu Bay Camping Area. It’s about 112 km 1 h 35 min drive from Kaitaia. Public Toilet: Yes. Weather: Check Weather before you go! For better […]


Auckland City Run Loop 29km

Trails: Great South Rd (No matter where you start) – Newmarket Park – Ayr Reserve Walk – Point Park – Tamaki Drive foot cycle lane – Mission Bay – St Heliers Bay – return back and turn to Ngapipi Rd – Orakei Basin Walkway – Hobson Bay Walkway – Victoria Street – […]


Te Paki Coastal Track Tapotupotu Campground to Pandora in Cape Reinga

Trails: Tapotupotu Campground – Te Paki Coastal Track or Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway on some maps – Pandora Camp – Pandora Bay and beach – back to Tapotupotu Campground via old Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway or Pandora Track – Pandora Track – Unknown name track – Te Paki Coastal Track – Tapotupotu Campground. […]


Taranaki Falls Track to Tama Lakes Track Tongariro

Trails: Whakapapa Village Visitor Centre – (Upper) Taranaki Falls Track – Tama Lakes Track to Lower Tama lake – Upper Tama Lake – back to Taranaki Falls – (Lower) Taranaki Falls Track – Whakapapa Village Visitor Centre. Car Park: Yes. Whakapapa Village Visitor Centre. It’s about 330km and 4 hours […]


Trail running – The goat Tongariro Around The Mountain Track to Horopito 25km

Trails: Bruce Road Around The Mountain Track car park – Around The Mountain Track until Mangaturuturu Hut – Horopito Track to Horopito. Car Park: Yes. Bruce Road Around The Mountain Track car park. Public Toilet: No. Weather: Check Weather before you go! For better map display, click the buttons (Full Screen, Hide/Show Photos and […]