Trails: Upper Mangatawhiri Campground car park – Upper Mangatawhiri Dam – Lilburne Road – Pukapuka Track – 4WD road – Mt Mangatangi – Mangatangi Track – Lower Mangatawhiri Track – A.R.A Drive – car park.
Car Park: Yes. Moumoukai Road – A R A Drive – Waterline Road – Upper Mangatawhiri Campground car park. It’s about 59km and 50 minutes drive from Auckland city center.
Public Toilet: Yes
Weather: Check Weather before you go!
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Total climbing: 1258 m
Total Time: 07:13:29
Total flat distance: 22.3 km, Climbing distance: 9.4 km, Descent distance: 9.3 km, Flat distance: 3.9 km, Maximum difference: 401 m, Final balance: 0.0 m. Elevation corrected by ST3.
Difficulty Rating: 3.91 – M+
The “Total Time” is my time in Nov which includes morning tea, lunch time and breaks. That day was fine and the tracks were dry and good. If you slow down to average 3.2km/h plus 60 mins stop then the total time will be around 8 hrs.
Please find the junction sign post photos in other posts.