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 Toilet: No
Weather: Check Weather before you go!

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Total distance: 15.07 km
Max elevation: 461 m
Min elevation: 38 m
Total climbing: 1216 m
Total descent: -1217 m
Average speed: 3.83 km/h
Total time: 05:39:29

Total flat distance: 14.8 km, Climbing distance: 6.5 km, Descent distance: 6.5 km, Flat distance: 2.1 km, Maximum difference: 422 m, Final balance: 0 m

Difficulty Rating: 3.45 – M+ (will be M in summer dry day)
The “Total Time” is my time in July which includes morning tea and lunch time. That day was heavy foggy and then fine afternoon. Track is a typical tramping track. If you slow down to average 2.8 km/h plus 60 minutes stop then the total time will be around 6.5 hrs.

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Mangatawhiri Track Te Araroa Trail Hunua Ranges

Mangatawhiri Track Te Araroa Trail Hunua Ranges

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3 thoughts on “Mangatawhiri Track – Te Araroa Trail Hunua Ranges

  • Anton Melamed

    Quick question, I want to take my 9yo and 7yo kids on couple of hours easy tramping. Somewhere where I could show them native bush, show how to start a fire, how to manage it safely for them and the forest, how to look after the area etc. Would Mangatawhiri Trail suit this kind of experience? We would not walk all the way, just cover couple of hours on easy route then turn back. Just want them to experience an easy track. Thanks in advance. Anton

    • derek Post author

      You will walk on road then farm land and farm Rd at least one or one and half before you enter the forest. I think Wairoa Loop Track would be better than Mangatawhiri Track, in Hunua Range.