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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” […]


Lake Okaihau Tracks in Muriwai Beach Auckland

This track was altered on 25th Oct. 2013. Track in the bush, farmland and around lake was removed as requested by the property owner. The owners, the Presbyterian Church, have stated that no trampers are allowed to go through. Trails: Muriwai Beach carpark – Takapu (Gannet) Refuge Walk – Waitea […]


Dean (Deans or Deam) Track to Mangakino Track to Karangahake Mountain Track to Crown Track to Dickey Flat Track loop in Kaimai – Mamaku Forest Park New Zealand 8

Trails: Franklin Road car park – go Mangakino Valley (Deans Track on guidepost and Dean Track on map, and Deam Track on DOC brochure) – Mangakino Pack Track – Mangakino Track (at junction of Dickey Flat Track) – Mountain Link Track (junction to County Road Track) – Karangahake Mountain Track […]


Rangitoto Island Hiking Tracks in Auckland 4

Trails: Rangitoto Island Islington Bay Wharf – Summit Road – Boulder Bay (Wreck Bay) Track (side track return) – Summit Road to Summit Lookout – Summit Track to Lava Caves Track (side track to the Caves and return) – Summit Track to Rangitoto Wharf via side track “Kidney Fern Glen” […]


Cape Brett Track – Bay of Islands New Zealand 5

Day One Trails: 253 Rawhiti Road car park – Water taxi – Deep Water Cove – Deep Water Cove Track – Cape Brett Track – Cape Brett Hut. GPS: Set “253 Rawhiti Road, Rawhiti” in your GPS. It’s about 240km 3hrs 15mins drive from Auckland city center. Car Park: Yes […]


Hakarimata Rail Track and Walkway in Huntly Waikato 1

Trails: Hakarimata Rail Track – Cascade Waterfall – Hakarimata Walkway (Waingaro Road entry) – Hakarimata Walkway junction to Christian Youth Camp – Hakarimata Walkway junction to Brownlee Ave through Waterworks Walk – Hakarimata Summit – return back the same way. Caution: Exposed tree roots make the track very slippery in wet weather. In […]


Piha Gorge Stream Bashing in Waitakere Ranges Auckland

Trails: Glen Esk Rd road end car park Piha – return back to Garden Road pass by Maungaroa Lookout Track junction (2nd photo) – End of Garden Road Maungaroa Lookout Track entry – Maungaroa Lookout Track – Maungaroa Ridge Track – McKenzie Junction – Quarry Track (very short walk) – […]