Lake Wainamu to Bethells Beach Loop in Waitakere Ranges

Trails: Lake Wainamu Bethells Road car park – Lake Wainamu Track – Houghton Track – Off Houghton Track – Unnamed roads and tracks – Bethells Beach – car park.

Caution:  Experienced trampers with good navigation skill only. Some tracks and roads on map will never be found on site, and some you met never found on map. Get permission from landholders before you walk on private lands.

Car Park: Yes. Lake Wainamu Bethells Road car park. About 45 minutes drive from Auckland city centre.
Public Toilet: Yes, 850 m down to end of Bethells Road.
Weather: Check Weather before you go!

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Total distance: 11.72 km
Total climbing: 644 m
Average speed: 5.3 km/h
Total track time: 3:23:00

Total flat distance: 11.6 km, Climbing distance: 4.2 km, Descent distance: 4.5 km, Flat distance: 3.1 km, Maximum difference: 239 m, Final balance: 0 m

Difficulty Rating: 2.26 – E+
The “Total Time” is my time in June which includes morning tea time and breaks. That day was drizzle and windy. Tracks were muddy. If you slow down to average 3.0 km/h plus 60 min stop then the total time will be around 5 hrs.

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Lake Wainamu to Bethells Beach

Lake Wainamu to Bethells Beach

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