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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) – […]


Bream Head Track in Whangarei

Trails: Bream Head (Te Whara) Scenic Reserve Urquharts Bay car park – Smugglers Bay track via Gun Emplacements and Busby Head – Bream Head Track (Te Whara Track) – Mt Lion Summit – Peach Cove Track to Peach Cove Hut – continue to beach – return back to Bream Head […]


Comans Track to Mercer Bay Loop Walk to Mercer Bay to Farley Point in Waitakere 1

Trails: Karekare Main car park – Karekare Road 100m – Watchmans Road 300m – Comans Track – Ahu Ahu Tack 100m – Mercer Bay Loop Walk – Te Ahua Point – Down hill to Mercer Bay beach – beach walk to Farley Point – Karekare beach – Karekare Main car […]


Slip Track to Pipeline Track to Hamilton Track to Summit Track return in Waitakere

Trails: Arataki Visitor Centre car park in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park – Slip Track – Pipeline Track (Hi Google, it’s a name of Hiking track) – Nihotupu Dam Road – Hamilton Track – Summit Track – Upper Nihitupu Dam – Picnic Area and Tramline – return back to Arataki Visitor […]


Beveridge Track to Exhibition Drive Track to Clark Bush Track return in Waitakere

Trails: Arataki Visitor Centre car park in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park – Beveridge Track – Mackies Rest – Exhibition Drive track – Water Care building car park – Woodlands Park Road – Manuka Road – Clark Bush Track – Big kauri tree – return back to Arataki Visitor Centre. Car […]


Pararaha Gorge Stream Track in Waitakere 2

Trails: Lone Kauri Road car park – Buck Taylor Track – Pararaha Valley Track – Les Ward Shelter – Pararaha Gorge Stream – Campsite on the junction of Pararaha Gorge Stream and Odlin Timber Track – Odlin Timber Track back to car park. Car Park: Yes. Set “-36.996876,174.498617” in your GPS […]


Tawarau Falls Loop Track in Waitomo

This Tawarau Falls Loop tramping track is in the Tawarau Forest area. Trails: Road end car park – Walk on Forestry Rd until junction to another car park (follow the sign post at junction) – Tawarau Falls Loop Track – Continue on Tawarau Falls Loop Track (pass the junction to […]


Karioi Track and Te Toto Gorge Track in Waikato 2

This tramping track is in the Mt Karioi area close to Raglan. Trails: Te Toto Gorge car park – Karioi Track or Mt Karioi Track – Mt Karioi lookout – back to car park – Te Toto Gorge Track – beach – back to car park. Car Park: Yes, Te […]