Running Trails: Off Huia Road Parau Track access car park – Parau Track – Panto Track – Farley Track – Kakamatua Ridge Track – Parau Tack – Huia Dam Access Road – Huia Road – Barn Paddock Campground – Karamatura Campground – Karamatura Track – Tom Thumb Track – Tom Thumb Bypass Track – Twin Peaks Track – Huia Dam Access Road – Parau Tack – car park.
Car Park: Yes. It’s about 23 km 35 minutes drive from Auckland city centre.
Public Toilet: No.
Weather: Check Weather before you go!
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Max elevation: 259 m
Min elevation: 8 m
Total climbing: 1337 m
Total descent: -1335 m
Average speed: 6.16 km/h
Total time: 04:36:22
Total flat distance: 22.1 km, Climbing distance: 9.2 km, Descent distance: 9.6 km, Flat distance: 3.6 km, Maximum difference: 250 m, Final balance: 0 m. Elevation corrected by ST3.
Difficulty Rating: 4.22 H
The “Total Time” is my time in May which includes breaks and lunch time. That day was wet, blowing, rain and heavy rain. Tracks were terrible muddy and slippery!