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Trail running – Karangahake Gorge to Waihi by Hauraki Rail Trail 30k

Trails: Karangahake Hall car park – Hauraki Rail Trail – Waihi Historic (Goldfields) Railway Station – return the same way back. Car Park: Yes. Off State Highway 2 Karangahake Hall car park. It’s about 125km and 1.5 hrs driving from Auckland city center. Public Toilet: Yes Weather: Check Weather before you go! […]


Trail running – Karaka Track to Crosbies Hut and return in Thames

Trails: Karaka Road car park – Karaka Tramping Track – Junction of Karaka Track and Waiotahi Track – Junction of Karaka Track and Tararu Track – Junction of Karaka Track and Crosbies Main Range Track and Wainora Track to Orange Peel Corner – Crosbies Main Range Track – Crosbies Hut […]


Trail running – Karioi Track to Wairake Track in Raglan

2019 Christmas holiday trail run with friends. Trails: Te Toto Gorge Lookout car park on Whaanga Road, Raglan – Karioi Summit Track – Lookout – Karioi Summit – Wairake Track – End of Karioi Road car park. Car Park: Yes Public Toilet: No For better map display, click the buttons […]


Round the Mountain Track – Rangipo Hut to Whakapapa Village

Round the Mountain (Mount Ruapehu) Track. Day three: Rangipo Hut to Whakapapa Village. Trails: Rangipo Hut – Tukino Access Road car park – Ohinepango Springs – Waihohonu Hut – Whakapapa Village. # The track between Waihohonu Hut to Whakapapa Village is part of Northern Circuit Great Walk. For better map display, click […]


Round the Mountain Track – Mangaturuturu Hut to Rangipo Hut

Round the Mountain (Mount Ruapehu) Track. Day two: Mangaturuturu Hut to Rangipo Hut. Trails: Mangaturuturu Hut – Ohakune Mountain Road – Mangaehuehu Hut – Rangipo Hut. For better map display, click the buttons (Full Screen, Hide/Show Photos and Back to Centre) in the top right corner of the map to study […]


Round the Mountain Track – Whakapapa Village to Mangaturuturu Hut

Round the Mountain (Mount Ruapehu) Track. Day one: Whakapapa Village to Mangaturuturu Hut. Trails: Whakapapa Village – Silica Rapids Track – Whakapapaiti Track – Whakapapaiti Hut – Round the Mountain Track – Lake Surprise – Mangaturuturu Hut. Car Park: Whakapapa Village Information Centre car park Toilet: Yes For better map display, click the buttons (Full Screen, […]


Trail running – Dean Track to Mangakino Pack Track to Waipapa Track to Waitawheta Tramway in Kaimai Range 31km

Trail running – my last trail run on the last day of 2019 in Kaimai Range. Trails: Franklin Rd end car park – Dean Track – Mangakino Pack Track – Turn to Waipapa Track from the junction of Mangakino Pack Track Siding which goes to Tui Mine – Waipapa Track […]


Trail running – Puhoi Track – the best trail running training trail in Auckland

Puhoi Track is a 5km one way mountain track with good track condition and bush tree sheltering. I recommend it the best trail running training trail in Auckland. You can run one return 10km, or two or three returns 30km depends on your ability, leaving your water and food in car. […]


Trail Running – Hakarimata Walkway 14K

Running Trails: Parker Road car park – Kauri Loop Track – Hakarimata Walkway 9.5km to Hakarimata Summit Tower – Hakarimata Rail Trail & Walkway – off Waingaro Road car park – Waingaro Road on road run 12km – Hakarimata Road – Parker Road car park. Car Park: Yes, 87 Parker Road, Huntly. Public Toilet: Yes, Just […]


Trail running – Mangemangeroa Walkway in Auckland

Running Trails: Mangemangeroa Reserve Somerville Road car park – Mangemangeroa Walkway to each ends and return. Car Park: Yes, Typically from end of walkway Hayley Lane car park. Public Toilet: No. Weather: Check Weather before you go! For better map display, click the buttons (Full Screen, Hide/Show Photos and Back to Center) in the top right corner of […]