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新西兰爬山日记:北岛Te Aroha山步道(一) 2

新西兰北岛爬山日记:Te Aroha山步道 早就听说Te Aroha山是Auckland附近最高的山,一直期待着"征服"它,上周六(2013年9月7号)终于付诸实践了。 出发前我仔细研究了地图,根据我们的体力和时间,我决定走一个完整的环绕步道,这是我最喜欢的方式。计划用5到6小时。由于预报当地下午有雨,我们必须在下午3点左右出山。虽说Te Aroha山海拔高度只有952米,但我们的起爬点在海拔十几米,加上坡度较陡,还是有一定难度的。


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Low Level Track to Kauri Grove Track to High Level Pack Track loop Mt Te Aroha 1

Trails: Waiorongomai Road road-end car park – Low Level Track – Kauri Grove Track (or Kauri Grove Loop Track) past Bendigo Battery – Kauri Grove (Junction to Pylon Line Track, further to North-South Track) – Kauri Grove Track – New Era Branch Track – May Queen Incline – High Level […]


Whatitiri Track to Long Rd Track to Wainamu Bush Track to Smyth Ridge Track to Upper Kauri Track loop in Waitakere Ranges Auckland 1

Trails: Falls Road roadend car park – Whatitiri Track – Long Road Track – Wainamu Bush Track – Wainamu Junction – Smyth Ridge Track – Smyth Corner – Long Road Track – Upper Kauri Track – car park. Car Park: Yes. Set “Falls Road, Waitakere” on you GPS. Drive until […]


Te Aroha Mountain Track

Trails: Te Aroha Domain and Information Center – Te Aroha Mountain Track (enter from left back of Hot Pools) – Whakapipi Lookout – Horsemans Track (short cut back to Domain) – Mt. Te Aroha summit – to Dog Kennel Flat from summit – Junction of to Tui Saddle and to […]


Te Araroa Trail and Tracks in Clevedon Scenic Reserve Auckland 1

Trails: Te Araroa Trail and Tracks in Clevedon Scenic Reserve, Clevedon, Auckland. Car Park: Yes. Set “30 Thorps Quarry Rd, Clevedon, Auckland” in your GPS. It’s almost end of Thorps Quarry Rd, Clevedon and about 34km and 31 minutes drive from Auckland city center. Public Toilet: Yes Weather: Check Weather […]


Fairy Falls Tracks Loop in Waitakere Ranges Auckland 2

Trails: End of Tawari Road car park – Old Coach Road Track to Mountain Road entry past the junction to Goodfellow Track until join Fairy Falls Track – Fairy Falls Track past Fairy Falls – Goodfellow Track – Old Coach Rd Track past car park – Fairy Falls Track past […]


Gibbons Track to Walker Ridge Track to Donald McLean Track to Omanawanui Track loop Whatipu 1

Trails: End of Whatipu Road car park – Gibbons Track – Walker Ridge Track past Orange Peel Corner the junction of Odlin Timber Track – Huia Ridge Track – Karamatura Forks (junction of Huia Ridge Track, Karamatura Track, Donald McLean Track and Bob Gordon Track) – go Donald McLean Track […]


Mt Tamahunga Walkway Omaha Auckland 1

Trails: Mt Tamahunga Walkway (Tamahunga Trail) car park – Track on private farmland following white markers –  Track in Omaha Scenic Reserve forest following Orange markers – Mt Tamahunga Summit – continue northwards to Rodney Road until lunch time – retrace back to car park. Car Parking: Yes.  Set “-36.31395,174.72592” […]