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: Yes. Very end of Falls Road. It’s about 35 km 40 minutes drive from Auckland city centre.
Public Toilet: Yes
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Whatitiri Track to Lake Wainamu Track to Houghton Track to Smyth Ridge Track to Upper Kauri Track loop in Waitakere Ranges

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

Total distance: 18.21 km
Total climbing: 1063 m
Average moving speed: 4.88 km/h
Total Time: 05:20:20

Climbing distance: 8 km, Descent distance: 6.9 km, Flat distance: 3.4 km, Maximum difference: 321 m, Final balance: 0 m

Difficulty Rating: 3.53 M+
The “Total Time” is my time in August which includes lunch time and short break. That day had showers. Tracks were quite slippery and muddy due to a heavy rain in the morning. If you slow down to average 3km/h plus 60 min stop then the total time will be around 7 hrs.

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The best kept secret track in Waikakere Ranges

The best kept secret track in Waikakere Ranges

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