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Trail Running – Riverhead Forest Auckland

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 – Te Henga Walkway to Goldie Bush Walkway to Mokoroa Stream Track

Trails: Te Henga Walkway – Constable Road – Goldie Bush Walkway – Mokoroa Falls Track or Mokoroa Falls Lookout Track – Mokoroa Falls – Mokoroa Stream Route or Track – Goldie Bush Walkway – Constable Road – Te Henga Walkway – Te Henga Walkway Bethells Road car park. Caution: Always prepare get your […]


Trail Running – My first trail running in Waitakere Ranges 2

Running Trails: Upper Nihotupu Walk car park – Ian Wells Track – Cutty Grass Track – Auckland ASC Hut – ATC Hut – Ridge Road Track – AUTC Hut – Long Road Track – Upper Kauri Track – Auckland City Walk – Fence Line Track – Waitakere Dam – Waitakere Dam Access […]


Massey Track to Wairoa Cossey Track to Wairoa Dam return to Cosseys Dam to Cossey Gorge Track in Hunua Ranges

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 or Loop – Wairoa Dam – return back to Wairoa Cossey Track – Massey Track […]


Twin Peaks Track to Huia Ridge Track to Fletcher Track loop plus Goat Hill track and The Drum in Waitakere Ranges

Trails: Huia Settlers Museum car park – Karamatura Loop Track – Tom Thumb Track – side track to Goat Hill look out – Twin Peaks Track – Huia Ridge Track – Karamatura Forks – Fletcher Track – side off track to The Drum – back to Fletcher Track – side off track to look […]


Pukapuka Track to Mangatangi Track to Lower Mangatawhiri Track loop in Hunua Ranges

Trails: Upper Mangatawhiri Campground car park – Upper Mangatawhiri Dam – Lilburne Road –  Pukapuka Track – 4WD road – Mt Mangatangi – Mangatangi Track – Lower Mangatawhiri Track – A.R.A Drive – car park. Car Park: Yes. Moumoukai Road – A R A Drive – Waterline Road – Upper […]


Kuataika track and stream off track in Waitakere Ranges

Trails: Anawhata Rd car park – Kuataika track – off track – Kuataika Stream – (planned to Wainamu Junction but failed) – Kuataika track back to car park. Note: Experienced tramper with good navigation skill only. Car Park: Yes. Anawhata Rd car park. It’s about 42 km and 75 minutes drive from Auckland city […]


Hunua Ranges and Hunua Falls Exploring

Trails: Hunua Falls car park – Massey Track – YMCA track to R R Track – off track – Stream crossing – off track to YMCA track – off track to Hunua Falls. Caution: Hunua Ranges exploring trip. Bush bashing! Experienced trampers with very good navigation skill only! Car Park: Yes. Public Toilet: Yes. […]


Off the beaten tracks in Hunua Ranges 1 Auckland

Trails: Private farmland routes (MUST get permission from owner first) – Off the beaten tracks – Stream – Private land route – Forest Road – Off the beaten tracks – Kohukohunui Track – Adams Lookout – Off the beaten track – Farmland routes. Caution: North Hunua exploring trip. Experienced trampers with very good navigation […]


Te Araroa Trail in Omaha Forest

Trails: Te Araroa Trail Matakana Valley Road entrance – Te Araroa Trail – Junction to Tamahunga Track – Mt Tamahunga Summit – Tamahunga Ecological Area boundary – Junction to Rodney Rd – Return back the same way. Caution: Very muddy and rugged track! Experienced trampers only! Car Park: No car park around Matakana Valley Road […]