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Tarawera Trail to Hot Water Beach at Lake Tarawera

Trails: Te Wairoa car park – Tarawera Trail – Hawaiki Bay amenity area 5km – Te Wairua Stream amenity area 11km – Hot Water ( Hotwater ) Beach campsite – (next day) walk back the same way to car park. Caution: No drinkable water supply on Hot Water Beach campsite (campsite need […]


White Cliffs Track Walkway Beach Loop

Trails: White Cliffs Track Walkway starts from Pukearuhe on private land until meet Wai Pingao (or Waipingau ) stream – Walk along stream to beach – walk on beach back to car park. Caution: Beach access safe 2 hrs either side of low tide! Track closes from 1 July to 30 Sept due to lambing. Car […]


Mangorei Track to Pouakai Track in Egmont National Park

Trails: End of Mangorei Road car park – Mangorei Track – Pouakai Hut – continue up 10 minutes to junction of Mangorei Track and Pouakai Track then turn left – Pouakai Track until the very popular tarns and return back the same way. Caution: May very slippery in wet weather. Not recommended […]


Workman Track to Mangatangi Fork to Rata Ridge Track to Pukapuka Track loop in Hunua Ranges

Trails: Mangatangi Dam car park – A R A Drive – Dam Access road – Workman Access Road – Workman Summit – Workman Track – Off the Beaten Track – Mangatangi Fork – Rata Ridge Track – Lilburne Rd – Pukapuka Track – A R A Drive – Dam car park. Note: Experienced tramper […]


Trail running – Massey Track to Wairoa Cossey Track to Wairoa Loop Track to Suspension Bridge Track return via 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) – Wairoa Loop Track and Wairoa Dam – Suspension Bridge Track – Wairoa Cossey Track – Massey Track – Cosseys […]


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 […]