Trails: Christian Road end-road car park – Opanuku Pipeline Track then retrace – Swanson Pipeline Track then retrace – Peripatus Track – East Tunnel Mouth Track – Filter Track then retrace – car park.
Car Park: Yes. Set “-36.891868,174.558543” in your GPS. It’s about 30 minutes drive from Auckland city center.
Public Toilet: Yes, In water filtering station 300m from car park.
Weather: Check Weather before you go!
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Total climbing: 696 m
Total Time: 03:24:21
Difficulty Rating: 2.24 – E+
Total flat distance: 10.3 km, Climbing distance: 4.4 km, Descent distance: 4.2 km, Flat distance: 1.9 km, Maximum difference: 292 m, Final balance: 0.0 m.
The “Total Time” is my time in May which includes morning tea time and lunch time. That day was cloudy and the track was wet and slippery. If you slow down to average 2.5 km/h plus 60 min stop then the total time will be around 5:15 hrs.
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