Taraire Ridge Loop track plus Pukenui Forest Loop track in Whangarei


Trails: End of Amalin Rd car park – walk on farmland until tracks entrance (Taraire Ridge Loop track and Pukenui Forest Loop track) – walk Taraire Ridge Loop track – pass by junction to Russell Rd – Junction of Taraire Ridge Loop and Pukenui Forest Loop – walk Pukenui Forest Loop until next two loops junction – back to tracks entrance – back to car park.

Car Park 1: Yes. End of Amalin Rd, 18 minutes drive from Whangarei city centre.
Public Toilet: No
Weather: Check whangarei Weather before you go.

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Total distance: 11.02 km
Total climbing: 564 m
Average speed: 3.81 km/h
Total Time: 04:04:47

Total flat distance: 10.9 km, Climbing distance: 4 km, Descent distance: 3.8 km, Flat distance: 3.2 km, Maximum difference: 209 m, Final balance: 0 m

Difficulty Rating: 2.06 – E+
The “Total Time” is my time in April which includes morning tea time and breaks. That day was fine and the tracks were good. If you slow down to average 3 km/h plus 60 min stop then the total time will be around 4:45 hrs.

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Taraire Ridge Loop Track plus Pukenui Forest Loop Track in Whangarei

Taraire Ridge Loop Track plus Pukenui Forest Loop Track in Whangarei

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