Trails: Falls Road car park – Whatitiri Track – Long Road Track – Off the beaten track (The Best Kept Secret Track) – Lake Wainamu Track – Houghton Track – Smyth Ridge Track – Smyth Corner – Upper Kauri Track – car park.
Caution: Experienced tramper with very good navigation skill only!
Car Park: Yes. Very end of Falls Road. It’s about 35 km 40 minutes drive from Auckland city centre.
Public Toilet: Yes
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Total distance: 18.21 km
Total climbing: 1063 m
Average moving speed: 4.88 km/h
Total Time: 05:20:20
Climbing distance: 8 km, Descent distance: 6.9 km, Flat distance: 3.4 km, Maximum difference: 321 m, Final balance: 0 m
Difficulty Rating: 3.53 M+
The “Total Time” is my time in August which includes lunch time and short break. That day had showers. Tracks were quite slippery and muddy due to a heavy rain in the morning. If you slow down to average 3km/h plus 60 min stop then the total time will be around 7 hrs.
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