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Moirs Hill Walkway and Beverley Price Loop Track in Auckland

Trails: Moirs Hill Walkway Highway 1 car park entrance – Beverley Price Loop Track – Pohuehue Waterfall – Moirs Hill Walkway forest road until Moirs Hill Rd and return – Beverley Price Loop Track – car park. Caution: There are many road junctions and unnamed forest roads there but not on map. Follow the markers. […]


Inland Piha Tramping Loop in Waitakere Ranges

Trails: End of Glenesk Road car park – Glenesk Road – Maungaroa Lookout Track – Maungaroa Ridge Track – McKenzie Junction – Pole Line Track – Anawhata Road – Centennial Track – Home Track – Marguerite Track – Kauri Grove Track – Connect Track – Kitekite Falls Track – car park. Car Park: Yes. It’s bout 1 […]


Trail running – Waitakere Ranges 22km

Running Trails: Off Huia Road Parau Track access car park – Parau Track – Panto Track – Farley Track – Kakamatua Ridge Track – Parau Tack – Huia Dam Access Road – Huia Road – Barn Paddock Campground – Karamatura Campground – Karamatura Track – Tom Thumb Track – Tom Thumb Bypass Track – […]


Trail running – Hunua Ranges 25km

Trails: Falls Road road end car park – Cossey Gorge Track (or Cosseys Gorge Track on some maps) – Massey Track – Wairoa Cossey Track (or Wairoa Cosseys Track on some maps) – Suspension Bridge Track – Wairoa Loop Track – Repeater Road – Mangatawhiri Challenge Track – Wairoa Hill Road […]


Mount Auckland Walkway 2

Trails: Off SH 16 track entrance – Track on private farmland – Atuanui Scenic Reserve bush line – Mt Auckland summit (views of Kaipara Harbour and Hoteo River Estuary) – track down to Kaipara Hills Rd entrance – return back the same way. Car Park: Yes. Mt Auckland Walkway on SH 16. The other track entrance […]


Trail Running – Riverhead Forest Auckland 29km

Running Trails: Barlow Road gate car park – Riverhead Forest – unnamed mountain bike and motor bike tracks and roads. Caution: There are lots of unnamed mountain bike and motor bike tracks there, very easy get lost. Always watch out high speed downhill mountain bikes! Car Park: Yes. It’s about 39 km […]


Trail running – Waitakere Ranges 29km

Running Trails: Falls Rd car park – Auckland City Walk – Fence Line Track – Ridge Road Track – Cutty Grass Track – Centennial Track – Quarry Track – Maungaroa Ridge Track – Garden Road – Track to beach – North Piha Road – Marawhara Walk – White Track – Anawhata Road […]


Maungatautari Peak Over The Mountain Track loop

Trails: Hicks Rd access of Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari north – Track on Farmland – Northern Enclosure gate – Junction of Te Raki Track and Wairere Traverse – Te Raki Track (part of old Over The Mountain Track) – Te Tonga Track (part of old Over The Mountain Track) – Maungatautari Peak – Pukeatua Peak – Rocky Outcrop Peak – Junction of Te […]


Trail Running – Waitakere Ranges 30km

Running Trails: Upper Nihotupu Walk car park – Ian Wells Track – Cutty Grass Track – Ridge Road Track – Long Road Track – Whatitiri Track – Auckland City Walk – Anderson Track – East Tunnel Mouth Track – Opanuku Pipeline Track – Mountain Road –  Fairy Falls Track – Scenic Drive – […]


Nikau Walk to Tahuanui Track to Tirohanga Track to Pahautea Hut to Bell Track loop in Pirongia

Saturday Trails: Limeworks Loop Road Kaniwhaniwha car park – Nikau Walk – Tahuanui Track – Kaniwhaniwha Stream Campsite – Tahuanui Track – Junction of Tahuanui Track and Tirohanga Track – Tirohanga Track to Pirongia Summit then to Pahautea Hut. Caution: Tahuanui Track was quite muddy and steep when close to top. Always […]