Upper Kauri Track to Lower Kauri Track loop

Upper Kauri Track and Lower Kauri Track are very popular in Waitakere Ranges in Auckland. A short walk in Auckland City Walk leads you to the Upper Kauri Track, then walk about 1.2 km on Upper Kauri Track to the entry of Lower Kauri Track. After 2 km muddy hiking, join the Long Road Track, then head to Upper Kauri Track again making a loop. Upper Kauri Track and long Road Track are quite easy, but Lower Kauri Track may be good for experienced trampers.

Car Park: Yes. Set “Falls Road, Waitakere” on you GPS. Drive until road end. It’s about 35km 40 minutes drive from Auckland city center.
Public Toilet:Yes
Weather: Check Weather before you go!

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Total distance: 8 km
Max elevation: 331 m
Min elevation: 43 m
Total climbing: 570 m
Total descent: -561 m
Average speed: 4.59 km/h
Total time: 02:26:15

Difficulty Rating: 1.67 – E
The “Total Time” is my time in June which includes morning tea time and lunch time. That day was fine and the track was good. If you slow down to average 2.8 km/h plus 60 min stop then the total time will be around 3:45 hrs.

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lower and upper kauri tracks

lower and upper kauri tracks

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