Trails: Brownlee Ave car park – Waterworks Walk – Hakarimata Summit – Off the beaten track – Hakarimata Walkway – Waterworks Walk – back to car park. (Derek Loop 2)
Caution: This post is only for personal entertainment purpose, not for public! Experienced trampers with very good navigation skill only!
Car Park: Yes. Hakarimata Scenic Reserve Brownlee Ave car park. It’s about 100km from Auckland and about 20km from Hamilton.
Public Toilet: Yes (a mobile toilet)
Weather: Check Weather before you go!
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Total climbing: 986 m
Total Time: 04:36:44
Total flat distance: 10 km, Climbing distance: 4.5 km, Descent distance: 4.6 km, Flat distance: 1.2 km, Maximum difference: 372 m, Final balance: 0 m
Difficulty Rating: 2.87 – M
The “Total Time” is my time in Augest which includes morning tea time and lunch time. That day was cloudy and the tracks were quite muddy and slippery due to morning rian. 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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