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 Track – turn right to Peach Cove Track junction – Summit – Old Radar Station – Ocean Beach car park.
Note: Need car transfer
Related Track: Bream Head Track in Whangarei
Car Park 1: Yes. Set “89 Urquharts Bay Rd, Whangarei Heads” or “-35.847991, 174.534953” in your GPS. It’s about 195km 2.5hrs drive from Auckland city center.
Car Park 2: Ocean Beach car park ” -35.839392, 174.572284” or “17 Ranui Rd, Whangarei Heads”.
Public Toilet: Yes
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Total climbing: 1266 m
Average speed: 4.36 km/h
Total Time: 04:48:49
Total flat distance: 12.6 km, Climbing distance: 5.7 km, Descent distance: 5.8 km, Flat distance: 1.5 km, Maximum difference: 448 m, Final balance: -0.9 m
Difficulty Rating: 3.01 – M
The “Total Time” is my time in March which includes morning tea time and lunch time. That day was fine and the track was good. If you slow down to average 2.5 km/h plus 60 min stop then the total time will be around 6:15 hrs.
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