Slip Track to Pipeline Track to Hamilton Track to Summit Track return in Waitakere


Trails: Arataki Visitor Centre car park in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park – Slip Track – Pipeline Track (Hi Google, it’s a name of Hiking track) – Nihotupu Dam Road – Hamilton Track – Summit Track – Upper Nihitupu Dam – Picnic Area and Tramline – return back to Arataki Visitor Centre.

Car Park: Yes. Set “Arataki Visitor Centre” in your GPS. It’s about 25km and 30 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 Karekare, you may go to Waitakere.

Total distance: 16.76 km
Total climbing: 895 m
Average speed: 4.60 km/h
Total Time: 04:34:25

Difficulty Rating: 2.53 – E+
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 3.0 km/h plus 60 min stop then the total time will be around 6:30 hrs.

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Slip Track to Pipeline Track to Hamilton Track to Summit Track return in Waitakere

Slip Track to Pipeline Track to Hamilton Track to Summit Track return in Waitakere

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