Waitakere Ranges


Trail Running – Arataki Visitor Centre to Donald McLean loop Waitakere Ranges 35km

Trails: Arataki Visitor Centre – Slip Track – Pipeline Track – Lower Nihotupu Dam Road – Hamilton Track – Smiths Road – Huia Dam Road – Huia Road – Karamatura Heritage Farms – Karamatura Track – Karamatura Forks – Donald McLean Track – Donald McLean Road – Whatipu Road – Huia Road – Huia Dam Road […]


Trail running – Waitakere Ranges 22km

Running Trails: Off Huia Road Parau Track access car park – Parau Track – Panto Track – Farley Track – Kakamatua Ridge Track – Parau Tack – Huia Dam Access Road – Huia Road – Barn Paddock Campground – Karamatura Campground – Karamatura Track – Tom Thumb Track – Tom Thumb Bypass Track – […]


Trail running – Waitakere Ranges 29km

Running Trails: Falls Rd car park – Auckland City Walk – Fence Line Track – Ridge Road Track – Cutty Grass Track – Centennial Track – Quarry Track – Maungaroa Ridge Track – Garden Road – Track to beach – North Piha Road – Marawhara Walk – White Track – Anawhata Road […]


Trail Running – Waitakere Ranges 30km

Running Trails: Upper Nihotupu Walk car park – Ian Wells Track – Cutty Grass Track – Ridge Road Track – Long Road Track – Whatitiri Track – Auckland City Walk – Anderson Track – East Tunnel Mouth Track – Opanuku Pipeline Track – Mountain Road –  Fairy Falls Track – Scenic Drive – […]


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 […]


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 […]


Whatitiri Track to Lake Wainamu Track to Houghton Track to Smyth Ridge Track to Upper Kauri Track loop in Waitakere Ranges

Trails: Falls Road car park – Whatitiri Track – Long Road Track – Off the beaten track (The Best Kept Secret Track) – Lake Wainamu Track – Houghton Track – Smyth Ridge Track – Smyth Corner – Upper Kauri Track – car park. Caution: Experienced tramper with very good navigation skill only! Car Park: […]


Arataki Visitor Centre to Taumatarea Point loop in Waitakere Ranges

Trails: Waitakere Ranges Regional Park Arataki Visitor Centre car park – Beveridge Track – Mackies Rest – Exhibition Drive – Pipeline Road – Huia Road – Off Track to Taumatarea Point and return – Huia Road – Lower Nihotupu Dam Road – Pipeline Road – Pipeline Track – Slip Track – Arataki […]


Cascade Track to Robinson Ridge Track to R.G.B Track to Chateau Mosquito Track to Sisam Track to Upper Kauri Track loop in Waitakere Ranges 3

Trails: Falls Road car park – Upper Kauri Track – Cascade Track – Robinson Ridge Track – Fence Line Track – Ridge Road Track – R.G.B Track or RGB Track – Chateau Mosquito Track – Hettig Track – return back on Chateau Mosquito Track – Sisam Track – Smyth Ridge Track – […]


Lake Wainamu to Bethells Beach Loop in Waitakere Ranges

Trails: Lake Wainamu Bethells Road car park – Lake Wainamu Track – Houghton Track – Off Houghton Track – Unnamed roads and tracks – Bethells Beach – car park. Caution:  Experienced trampers with good navigation skill only. Some tracks and roads on map will never be found on site, and some you […]