Trails: Off SH 16 track entrance – Track on private farmland – Atuanui Scenic Reserve bush line – Mt Auckland summit (views of Kaipara Harbour and Hoteo River Estuary) – track down to Kaipara Hills Rd entrance – return back the same way.
Car Park: Yes. Mt Auckland Walkway on SH 16. The other track entrance is about 3 km down Kaipara Hills Rd off Kaipara Coast Highway (SH 16).
Public Toilet: Yes, both entrances.
Weather: Check Weather before you go!
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Max elevation: 293 m
Total climbing: 668 m
Total time: 03:17:06
Total flat distance: 11.8 km, Climbing distance: 5 km, Descent distance: 5 km, Flat distance: 1.9 km, Maximum difference: 275 m, Final balance: 0 m.
Difficulty Rating: 2.13 – E+
The “Total Time” is my time in April which includes lunch time and breaks. That day was cloudy and tracks were good. If you slow down to average 3.5 km/h plus 60 min stop then the total time will be around 4.5 hrs.
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