Trails: Waiorongomai Road road-end car park – Low Level Track – Kauri Grove Track (or Kauri Grove Loop Track) past Bendigo Battery – Kauri Grove (Junction to Pylon Line Track, further to North-South Track) – Kauri Grove Track – New Era Branch Track – May Queen Incline – High Level Pack Track – Low Level Drive Track – car park.
Caution: Due to not many people walk this track, landslide and vegetation overgrown, it’s easy to get lost in the Kauri Grove Track! Compass and GPS may not work properly around the Battery site due to the strong magnetic field.
Car Park: Yes. Just set “Waiorongomai Road, Te Aroha West” in your GPS. It’s at the very end of this road. It’s about 140km and 100 minutes drive from Auckland city center.
Public Toilet: Yes
Weather: Check Weather before you go!
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Max elevation: 568 m
Min elevation: 57 m
Total climbing: 919 m
Total descent: -911 m
Average speed: 3.53 km/h
Total time: 06:05:03
Difficulty Rating: 2.85 – M
The “Total Time” is my time in October which includes morning tea time and lunch time. That day was cloudy and the track was good. If you walk to average 2.8 km/h plus 90 min stop then the total time will be around 5.5hrs. First time hiking this track, we took quite long time looking for marks. We cleaned up some marks buried by overgrown vegetation.
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