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Hakarimata Waterworks Walk to Hakarimata Rail Trail

We walked this track on 12/09/2020 from the car park on Brownlee Avenue, Ngaruawahia until Hakarimata Rail Trail via Waterworks Walk and Hamarimata Walkway and return. Waterworks Walk to Summit is HOT! Lots people walk it on weekend. The total time is our time includes a quick simple lunch. You may […]


Hunua Ranges Kohukohunui Summit loop

19/09/2020 Long time no see you – Kohukohunui Summit! From Upper Mangatawhiri Dam Campsite to Piggotts Hut by Lilburne Road, then flow into Ernies Track. Turn right into Upper Mangatawhiri Track after about 1.4KM walk on Ernies Track. More easier down hill from Kohukohunui Track until Mine Road. Then Mine Road Track will […]


Omaha Forest Walk – Tamahunga Track over summit down to Pakiri

03/10/2020 First time we walked Tamahunga Track over summit down to Pakiri. Start from Omaha Valley Rd to Bathgate Rd and return. Always enjoy the scenic beaches and farms view from the edge of forest and higher farmland where is on the track of Te Araroa Trail. Somewhere overgrown but […]


Hakarimata Walkway North to Summit return

First time walking this track from north Parker Rd to summit and return. 10.10.20 was a good day! Track was in good dry condition otherwise we will spend more time on track as there are so much slops and exposed tree roots. We did some trail running on track. So, […]


Wainora Campsite to Karaka Track to Whangaiterenga Campsite loop in Coromandel Range

This was done before, not in 2020. Trails: Kauaeranga Valley Road until Wainora Campground – Cookson Kauri Walk to big kauri tree – Wainora tramping Track (closed since 2020?) – Orange Peel Corner – continue until to Karaka Track – return back to Orange Peel Corner – Track to both Booms Flat campsite […]


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 […]