Medium Plus Tramping Tracks

This category includes all walking and hiking or tramping tracks in New Zealand ranked by Difficulty Rating 3.0 – 4.0

Arataki Centre to Parau and Panto Track loop in Parau, Auckland

Trails: Arataki Visitor Centre – Slip Track – Pipeline Track – Lower Nihotupu Dam Road – Parau Track – Kakamatua Ridge Track – Farley Track – Panto Track – Parau Track – Lower Nihotupu Dam Road – Pipeline Track – Slip Track – Arataki Centre. After my 14th 5km Parkrun, we walked this loop on […]

Christies Track to Hamilton Track and Summit Track loop plus Incline Track in Waitakere Ranges 2

Trails: Piha Road Upper Nihotupu Walk car park – Upper Nihotupu Walk – Upper Nihotupu Dam – Christies Track – Huia Dam Road – Smiths Road – Hamilton Track – Lower Nihotupu Dam Road – Incline Track return back – Summit Track – Upper Nihotupu Dam – Upper Nihotupu Walk – car park. Car Park: Yes. […]

Maungatautari Peak Over The Mountain Track loop

Trails: Hicks Rd access of Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari north – Track on Farmland – Northern Enclosure gate – Junction of Te Raki Track and Wairere Traverse – Te Raki Track (part of old Over The Mountain Track) – Te Tonga Track (part of old Over The Mountain Track) – Maungatautari Peak – Pukeatua Peak – Rocky Outcrop Peak – Junction of Te […]

Low Level Loop Track to Kauri Grove Route to New Era Branch to Waiorongomai Saddle to Te Aroha Mountain Track to Domain

Trails: Waiorongomai Road road end car park – Low Level Loop Track – Kauri Grove Track (Route) – New Era Branch Track – May Queen Incline – Mangakino Pack Track – Waiorongomai Saddle – Dog Kennel Flat – Mt. Te Aroha Summit – Te Aroha Mountain Track – Te Aroha […]

Massey Track to Wairoa Cossey Track to Wairoa Dam return to Cosseys Dam to Cossey Gorge Track in Hunua Ranges

Trails: Falls Road road end car park – Cossey Gorge Track (or Cosseys Gorge Track on some maps) – Massey Track – Wairoa Cossey Track (or Wairoa Cosseys Track on some maps) – Suspension Bridge Track or Loop – Wairoa Dam – return back to Wairoa Cossey Track – Massey Track […]

Twin Peaks Track to Huia Ridge Track to Fletcher Track loop plus Goat Hill track and The Drum in Waitakere Ranges

Trails: Huia Settlers Museum car park – Karamatura Loop Track – Tom Thumb Track – side track to Goat Hill look out – Twin Peaks Track – Huia Ridge Track – Karamatura Forks – Fletcher Track – side off track to The Drum – back to Fletcher Track – side off track to look […]

Pukapuka Track to Mangatangi Track to Lower Mangatawhiri Track loop in Hunua Ranges

Trails: Upper Mangatawhiri Campground car park – Upper Mangatawhiri Dam – Lilburne Road –  Pukapuka Track – 4WD road – Mt Mangatangi – Mangatangi Track – Lower Mangatawhiri Track – A.R.A Drive – car park. Car Park: Yes. Moumoukai Road – A R A Drive – Waterline Road – Upper […]

Te Araroa Trail in Omaha Forest

Trails: Te Araroa Trail Matakana Valley Road entrance – Te Araroa Trail – Junction to Tamahunga Track – Mt Tamahunga Summit – Tamahunga Ecological Area boundary – Junction to Rodney Rd – Return back the same way. Caution: Very muddy and rugged track! Experienced trampers only! Car Park: No car park around Matakana Valley Road […]

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: […]

Mangatawhiri Track – Te Araroa Trail Hunua Ranges 3

Trails: Lyons Road on road car park – Lyons Rd until the gate of Dilworth Camp – Mangtawhiri Track – Neary Peak – Retrace back the same way. Caution: Experienced tramper only. Car Park: No. On road before the private road gate. It’s about 45 minutes drive from Auckland city centre. Public […]