Upper Huia Dam Track to Christies Track to Upper Nihotupu Walk to Ian Wells Track to Cutty Grass Track loop 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 – Upper Nihotupu Dam – Upper Nihotupu Walk – Ian Wells Track – Cutty Grass Track – Anawhata Road – Piha Road – Car park.

Note: Upper Huia Dam Track will be very slippery in wet weather.

Car Park: Set “-36.943619, 174.532781” in your GPS. It’s about 35 km 30 minutes drive from Auckland city centre.
Public Toilet: Yes
Weather: Check Weather before you go!

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Total distance: 19.27 km
Total climbing: 700 m
Average speed: 5.07 km/h
Total Time: 05:02:54

Total flat distance: 19.2 km, Climbing distance: 5.8 km, Descent distance: 6.7 km, Flat distance: 6.8 km, Maximum difference: 323 m, Final balance: 0 m

Difficulty Rating: 2.95 – M
The “Total Time” is my time in March which includes tea times and lunch time. That day was fine and the track was good. If you slow down to average 3.0 km/h plus 60 minutes stop then the total time will be around 7:30 hrs.

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Upper Huia Dam Track to Christies Track to Upper Nihotupu Walk to Ian Wells Track to Cutty Grass Track loop in Waitakere Ranges

Upper Huia Dam Track to Christies Track to Upper Nihotupu Walk to Ian Wells Track to Cutty Grass Track loop in Waitakere Ranges

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