Upper Huia Dam Track to Christies Track to Summit Track to Hamilton Track to Slip Track in Waitakere Ranges


Trails: Upper Huia Dam Track Piha Rd car park – Upper Huia Dam Track – Upper Huia Dam – Huia Dam Road – Tunnel – Christies Track – Summit Track – Hamilton Track – (Lower) Nihotupu Dam Road – Pipeline Track – Slip Track – Arataki Visitor Centre car park.

Car Park: Yes. Upper Huia Dam Track Piha Rd car park and Arataki Visitor Centre car park. It’s about 35 km 35 minutes drive from Auckland city centre.
Public Toilet: Visitor Centre
Weather: Check Weather before you go!

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Total distance: 16.15 km
Total climbing: 664 m
Average speed: 4.56 km/h
Total Time: 04:45:08

Total flat distance: 16 km, Climbing distance: 5.3 km, Descent distance: 6.9 km, Flat distance: 4 km, Maximum difference: 353 m, Final balance: -169 m

Difficulty Rating: 2.9 – M
The “Total Time” is my time in May which includes morning tea and lunch time. That day was fine and the track was wet. If you slow down to average 3.2 km/h plus 60 minutes stop then the total time will be around 6:00 hrs.

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Upper Huia Dam Track to Christies Track to Summit Track to Hamilton Track to Slip Track in Waitakere Ranges

Upper Huia Dam Track to Christies Track to Summit Track to Hamilton Track to Slip Track in Waitakere Ranges

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