Trails: Huia Settlers Museum car park or end of Fire Road car park just before Karamatura Track – Karamatura Track – Karamatura Forks – Donald McLean Track – Puriri Ridge Track – Omanawanui Track – Whatipu – Gibbons Track – Muir Track – Pararaha Valley Track – Buck Taylor Track – Odlin Timber Track – Orange Peel Corner – Walker Ridge Track – Karamatura Forks – Karamatura Track – car park.
Car Park: Yes, beside Huia Settlers Museum. It’s about 36km 40 minutes drive from Auckland city center.
Public Toilet: Yes
Weather: Check Weather before you go!
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Max elevation: 412 m
Total climbing: 1687 m
Total time: 05:45:43
Total flat distance: 26.5 km, Climbing distance: 11 km, Descent distance: 10.4 km, Flat distance: 5.4 km, Maximum difference: 404 m, Final balance: 0 m. Recorded by iphone 7 (not as accurate as handheld GPS but it’s good enough) and the elevation was corrected.
Difficulty Rating: H
The “Total Time” is my time on Feb. 2017 which includes drinking breaks. That day was muggy (feel very hard to breath) and tracks were muddy.