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 – Parau Track – Lower Nihotupu Dam Road – Pipeline Track – Slip Track – Arataki Centre.
Car Park: Yes, Arataki Visitor Centre. It’s about 21km 35 minutes drive from Auckland city centre.
Public Toilet: Yes.
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Total climbing: 1786 m
Average speed: 7.14 km/h
Total Time: 06:22:36
Total flat distance: 34.4 km, Climbing distance: 13.2 km, Descent distance: 14 km, Flat distance: 7.5 km, Maximum difference: 403 m, Final balance: 0 m. Tracks were recorded by iphone 7 and some critical inaccurate points were altered and also the elevation profile was corrected.
Difficulty Rating: 5.66 H
The “Total Time” is my time on Sat. 24th June 2017 which includes drinking breaks. That day was cold and raining raining. Some tracks were very muddy and slippery. Parau Track was awful!