Trails: End of Whatipu Road car park – Gibbons Track – Walker Ridge Track past Orange Peel Corner the junction of Odlin Timber Track – Huia Ridge Track – Karamatura Forks (junction of Huia Ridge Track, Karamatura Track, Donald McLean Track and Bob Gordon Track) – go Donald McLean Track past junction of Fletcher Track, Bob Gordon Track and Puriri Ridge Track – Mt Donald McLean Walk to Mt Donald McLean Summit – back to Donald McLean Track – Puriri Ridge Track past Kura Track junction – Omanawanui Track – Signal House Track (side track) – Omanawanui Track – car park.
Note: Walker Ridge Track is always muddy. Bob Gordon Track is closed.
Car Park: Yes. Set “-37° 2′ 22.09″, +174° 30′ 25.88“ in your GPS. It’s very end of Whatipu Road, Huia. About 45km and 55 minutes drive from Auckland city center.
Public Toilet: Yes
Weather: Check Weather before you go!
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Total climbing: 1078 m
Average speed: 4.98 km/h
Total Time: 04:40:39
Difficulty Rating: 3.18 – M or M+
The “Total Time” is my time in August which includes morning tea time and lunch time. That day was fine and the track was good. If you slow down to average 3.0 km/h plus 60 min stop then the total time will be around 6:40 hrs.
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