Nikau Loop Walk to Bell Track to NZ tallest Kahikatea Tree return in Pirongia


Trails: Nikau Loop Walk Limeworks Loop Road car park – Nikau Loop Walk – Kaniwhaniwha Caves – Bell Track – The New Zealand native tallest Kahikatea Tree 66.5m – Retrace Bell Track – Nikau Loop Walk – car park.

Note: The Bell Track is a hiking track, not suitable for family.

Car Park: Yes. Set “-37.920035, 175.081583” on you GPS. It’s about 138km 104 minutes drive from Auckland city center.
Public Toilet: Yes
Weather: Check Weather before you go!

For better map display, click the buttons (Full Screen, Hide/Show Photos and Back to Center) in the top right corner of the map to study the tracks we took or any other tracks. For more information about Pirongia Forest Park you may go to Pirongia Forest Park

Total distance: 12.83 km
Total climbing: 425 m
Average speed: 4.89 km/h
Total Time: 03:46:57

Total flat distance: 12.8 km, Climbing distance: 3.9 km, Descent distance: 4.8 km, Flat distance: 4.7 km, Maximum difference: 146 m, Final balance: 0 m.

Difficulty Rating: 1.85 – E
The “Total Time” is my time in August which includes lunch time. That day was fine and the track was good. If you slow down to average 3.5 km/h plus 60 min stop then the total time will be around 4:30 hrs.

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Nikau Loop Walk to Bell Track to NZ tallest Kahikatea Tree return in Pirongia

Nikau Loop Walk to Bell Track to NZ tallest Kahikatea Tree return in Pirongia

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