18 Dec, 2020 06:43 AM 2 minutes to read. 022 231 21462 (Robert) email@example.com. This takes you down to Customs St. At Queen St, turn right and walk to Quay St. Discover remote villages, magical kauri forests, breathtaking volcanic scenery and bustling cities on New Zealand’s Te Araroa trail. Te Araroa Trail 7: Von Auckland nach… Auckland. You then pass through Dunns Bush (a QEII reserve), following orange markers, then down a fence line on a ridge to a gate and a carpark. Turn right into Mill Rd when Alfriston intersects with it at a roundabout, then left into Ranfurly Rd. Stretching 3,000 km from Cape Reinga, at the top of the North Island, to Bluff, at the bottom of the South Island, the TA is defined by its challenging terrain, unpredictable weather and navigational obstacles, and just may be the toughest of the world’s major thru-hikes. There are no cliff-top tracks. Rama Rama Country Caravan Park – 25 Ararimu Rd, Opaheke, Ramarama, 09 294 8903. The all-tide route follows the coast north on cliff-top tracks, pedestrian shortcuts, steps and footpaths. Go straight on along a 4WD track (Barkers Rd) to Moir Hill. Keep right when it turns westwards to branch off into Clifton Rd and go to the end to enter Takapuna Beach. The cost is about $50. The operators are in Puhoi and they will bring the kayak to you by road and can take your pack back with them. It is heavily festooned with TA signage so you won’t miss it. Rocks may be very slippery and unstable underfoot. This forestry area is open daylight hours only and no camping or fires are permitted. If you are unsure of the state of the tide, please follow the signed all-tide route. You can walk round the beach to Hatfields Beach at low tide. This route is across the Auckland Isthmus that divides the Pacific Ocean from the Tasman Sea. When you add the section at the start from Mercer of 11 km and the last 7 km into Manurewa, that’s a 54 km stretch. )On Monday (public holiday) we are going to the Hun Stay on this another 7 km and at its end turn left into Clevedon-Kawakawa Rd to reach Clevedon. A path leads off this at right into Mt Eden Domain. No camping or fires in the reserve. Rooms and tiny houses. It is 5km along this straight stretch until you turn right at its end into Alfriston Rd and after 150m left into Stratford Rd, which is now the original route, which you can pick up below at the end of option 2 in black type. It is a water fungus that attacks the roots and lower trunk of the trees and eventually kills them. Enter Murrays Bay as a representative location in the drop-down list of locations. From Milford Reserve at the north end of the beach cross the Wairau Creek footbridge onto Inga Rd, which becomes Beach Rd as you go north. All the way from Cape Reinga in the north to Bluff in the south, the trail will extend for 3000 km. If you need to go inland to find a safer place to cross watch out for bird nests. Also, after heavy weather events, some parts can be affected so follow marked alternatives or self-navigate the streets. You come out at Churchill Rd. Devonport to Long Bay Regional Park via North Shore Coastal Walk: 23.5 km, 6-7hrs (maps 27, 26), It is also possible to walk almost all the way on the shoreline, but Auckland Council does not recommend this route. Māngere Bridge Homestay – 1 Boyd Ave, Māngere Bridge, not far south of Kiwi Esplanade, 09 636 6346, Onehunga to Ferry Terminal, Auckland CBD via Coast to Coast Walkway: 14 km, 4-5 hrs (maps 28, 27), Eventually Puriri Dr meets Manukau Rd again. Te Araroa Trail Itinerary. DoC – Unit 12, 30 Hudson Rd, Warkworth, 09 425 7812. The operators are in Puhoi and they will bring the kayak to you by road and can take your pack back with them. New Zealand. The Te Araroa Trust does an amazing job of offering these on their site to be downloaded FOR FREE! Due to storm damage and kauri die-back disease the former Hunua Ranges section is closed until further notice. At its end Cliff Rd turns into Gilberd Pl and then Oneroa Track to the Long Bay Regional Park. At the present time, the walking route from Wenderholm Regional Park to Puhoi is incomplete, but you can hire a kayak to paddle to Puhoi, provided the tide is right. Between the beaches the route follows the North Shore City heritage trail Takapuna–Milford Walk and crosses private property thanks to the owners’ goodwill. You could consider stocking up at the supermarket as the ones in the centre of Auckland where you will be headed are small metro-style ones. The wide trail climbs uphill with a few undulations and can be … Mt Ruapehu from Te Araroa track, by Stefan Fairweather In the summer of 2017, Forest & Bird committee member Stefan Fairweather took six months off work to walk the length of New Zealand on the Te Araroa trail. An alternative, which gets you closer to the original trail, and would be a bit longer but may have camping options, is if you head off north-east from White Rd on Falls Rd (taking the left fork onto Cossey Access Rd near the end) to reach the original route north-west along the Wairoa River to McNicol Rd and into Clevedon. View the 2017 TA maps I’ve linked to in the heading above to get a handle on this and the alternative route to Clevedon I suggest next. (If you miss the path, turn right into the Esplanade when it meets Beach Rd.) Clevedon Co-op – sells fruit and vegetables, 31 Clevedon Papakura Rd. This takes you under the Hibiscus Coast Highway as Tavern Rd becomes Silverdale St. After passing through a roundabout the Silverdale Centre, with various large stores, ATMs, food outlets and a Countdown supermarket, is on your right. Always check the Trail Status pages of the official Te Araroa website for recent changes or alerts on the trail… For local assistance (in/around Campbells Bay), contact Rob Howe 027 692 2674. ... Outside of Auckland, double-checking the map. Take the turn left down the ridge through farm pasture to the southern end of Bathgate Rd. Along the beach find the Possum Ladder Track up to View Rd. (If you are a frequent visitor to Auckland Airport and have wondered who Tom Pearce was, he was president of the NZ Rugby Football Union in the 1970s and a strong supporter of racially selected South African teams. This takes you to Sharon Rd, which joins Beach Rd. Then turn right into Moir St, past a Four Square, then left into Molesworth Drive through Mangawhai village. Then turn right into Barber Rd, and continue as it becomes Hill View Rd. Trail Maps, Tracks, & Notes are intended to be updated in September each year. The Manukau Holiday Park would have been right on the trail but is permanently closed as of April 2018. tramping new zealand. Hidden Estuary sleepout retreat – Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai, 021 112 6161 (Simon). The Te Araroa (Maori for “long pathway”) is the world’s newest long-distance hiking trail, from the northernmost tip of the North Island to the southern point of the South Island. The Te Araroa Trust was founded in 1994 to revisit the original idea, and it is working with local organisations and land owners to incorporate existing tracks and establish new tracks as needed. There are steps and narrow grassy tracks which may become slippery in wet weather. The natural swampland here is how much of the land in the region looked before it was drained and modified for farming. You stay on this until you turn into East Coast Bays Rd. From the north side of Onehunga Park on Beachcroft Rd go north up Horns Reserve by Normans Hill Rd, then turn right into Arthur St and left into Quadrant Rd. Next, it ventures inland to experience more of the diverse Auckland region. Stay north along this, though the Royal Oak roundabout and a shopping area, including a Pak’nSave supermarket at left after the roundabout. Puhinui Stream Track: 9.5km, 2.5hrWalk west across Tōtara Park and the Auckland Botanical Gardens along a path marked with TA signs. 09 431 5435 or 027 483 9335. All the same you obviously need to take a tent. Campbells Bay to Murrays Bay: Along the beach find the Possum Ladder Track up to View Rd. There is a medium size Countdown on this road too. George Bolt was a pioneering NZ aviator, flying the country’s first airmail in 1919 amongst other achievements.) (The airport is 15 km from Tōtara Park in Manurewa and 19 km to Onehunga, should you be landing at Auckland and wanting to knock off a bit straight away). Though Takapuna just after the central city could be another option with a large supermarket. The Te Araroa website is a great resource with many links. The track begins by climbing uphill to a short boardwalk over a swamp, across a bridge and a further climb to a well formed track to a grassy knoll with views (between gorse). Mangawhai B &B Basic cottage or camping in the orchard. So use boardwalks where provided and clean your footwear using wash stations (and don’t forget your poles). 09 422 0009 or 021 722 266 (Pip ), firstname.lastname@example.org, Puhoi to junction of Remiger and Ahuroa Rds via Puhoi Track: 5 km, 2hr (map 25), Puhoi Valley to Govan Wilson Rd: 37.5km, 1.5 days (maps 25, 24, 23). This almost immediately becomes a driveway through the University of Auckland Faculty of Education and then a path through some buildings before becoming a drive again, past tennis courts. You will encounter the Orewa Beach motorcamp on the way. No longer be available? Whau trees, whose wood is as light as balsa and was once used by Māori for net floats, still grow on Maungawhau (‘the hill of the whau tree’). The huts and campsites along Te Araroa. Hut that sleeps 3, and room for camping. ... (Pacific/Auckland local time) Slide the graph to view all forecast days. The trail is best tackled north to south, beginning from the top of the North Island at Cape Reinga in late spring. Much of this is along operational forestry roads, so watch for trucks and don’t wear headphones. Halfway along the Mangawhai Forest fronts onto the beach. Oruarangi Creek on a pedestrian bridge along the Māngere Foreshore Track (aka Watercare Track) that takes you past restored wetlands and sewage treatment ponds and sees you cross a bridge over the outflow from the Māngere Lagoon, a former volcanic crater with remains of its cone in the centre. Milford to Castor Bay: You can’t get between these two beaches on the water’s edge at any state of the tide. You can quickly tell when the surf is likely to be good. At the north end of Price Rd turn left into Puhinui Rd and west walk for 3 km. Eventually you reach SH2, just west of where Mangatawhiri Rd joins it. Good price. Your only accommodation in this area will be motels (The Rayland Motel or Manukau City Lodge are not far off the trail a little further on) or B&Bs (including ones on Airbnb). Because high sandstone cliffs are subject to sudden rockfalls, please keep at least 10 metres out from the cliffs. It eventually becomes Hunua Rd. Govan Wilson Rd to Pakiri via Mt Tamahunga (Te Hikoi o Te Kiri) Track: 11 km, 4-5 hrs (map 23), Pākiri to Mangawhai Heads: 30 km, 7-8 hrs (maps 22, 21), Local Transport – Leabourn Shuttles, 09 423 7416, email@example.com. You can turn right down Khyber Pass Rd to the major shopping area of Newmarket. Für heute habe ich mir den Wecker gestellt. This route involves quite a lot of road walking but the coastal alternative is hard going over jagged rocks. Pay by koha (donation). Then 22.5 km Mangatawhiri Rd to Hunua, and 12.5 km Hunua to Clevedon, both by road. November 5, 2018 don_karamba Te Araroa. I started the trail on 14th October 2017 and finished on 02nd March 2018. Check out the. Because high sandstone cliffs are subject to sudden rockfalls, please keep at least 10 metres out from the cliffs. In general it is preferable to avoid sand dune areas altogether for this reason. Not only does it have a great view but the crater on the summit is almost perfectly formed. The suburb is known for its well preserved heritage buildings dating from the 1880s and is a popular tourist destination, but expect high priced boutiques and restaurants as a result. Then turn right by the mini-mart to cross the Waiwera River on the Hibiscus Coast Highway. This goes uphill to a lookout through Clevedon Reserve and into Kimptons Track and then down over the other side to Kimptons Rd. Trails: Te Araroa Trail Matakana Valley Road entrance – Te Araroa Trail – Junction to Tamahunga Track – Mt Tamahunga Summit – Tamahunga Ecological Area boundary – Junction to Rodney Rd – Return back the same way. From Milford Reserve at the north end of the beach cross the Wairau Creek footbridge onto Inga Rd, which becomes Beach Rd as you go north. As a point of comparison for those familiar with the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail, I averaged 17.8 mi/day on the AT and 20.7 mi/day on the PCT. When this takes a sharp turn left the Okura River Walkway branches off and takes you through the Okura Bush Scenic Reserve down the river to Dacre Point. This 3000.0 km route stretches from Cape Reinga in the North Island to Bluff, located on the tip of the South Island. No website. At the north end of the bay t. urn right into Waiake St off Beach Rd, then left into Rock Isle Rd, and right into Rewi St. See website for TA package (not especially cheap though). Check the, There is an alternative to getting your feet wet or if the tide was high by walking south-west on Beach Rd from the park road entrance (so before you enter the park at all), then turning left into Glenvar Rd. This mountain bike primary trail can be used downhill primary. However, in this situation the parents are usually above you, screeching and dive bombing, so pay attention when you experience this. My full Te Araroa Trail experience on and off trail totalled 146 amazing days. You can go inland a bit to Devonport’s cafés and shops. If you need to stock up on food, turn south on Coronation Rd before going over the bridge and a few hundred meters along are takeaways and small supermarkets. 027 322 1040, firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep right when it turns westwards to branch off into Clifton Rd and go to the end to enter Takapuna Beach. Head down this past two or three houses then turn into a path between houses at right. 38 almost epic adventures on the South and Stewart Islands. Tramping the full length of the trail generally takes three to six months. Stay on this for 3.7 km to Settlement Rd on the right at a major intersection with traffic lights. An alternative to walking through Mangawhai is suggested in the official notes of continuing along the beach north of Te Ārai Point onto the spit and organising a boat ride across the estuary to the heads. As a country get-away from Auckland, the village and surrounds is well populated with expensive B&Bs and boutique attractions. Go down here. From the north end of the bay take. This joins Waiwera Rd, which has a couple of thermal resorts on it, one at the intersection and one closer to the beach. There are over 30 hostels in Auckland, so it is not possible to list them all. BBQ, kayak and surfboard also available. 121 on Old Kaipara Rd. Probably the best state of tide is mid-tide to just after high tide, so the current is going in your direction and there is enough water to make the trip interesting. Then turn right and north into George Bolt Memorial Drive, the main route into Auckland Airport, for 1 km, past the Airport Shopping Centre. We have more than enough people. The cost is about $50. There are probably plenty of motels and Airbnb places along the way, but backpacker accommodation is probably non-existent and there seems to be just one motorcamp (see next paragraph) at 28 km from Mercer. Distance walked may be higher than Trail covered if I deviated from the trail, or it may be lower because the GPS Watch often under-reads the actual distance walked. At Takapuna Beach there is a small motorcamp at the north end (8.5 km on your walk from Devonport) and a large shopping area inland. If you wish, continue on a short distance to the Papakura shops, and the station if you want to take a train into the CBD for better accommodation options – see at the end of this whole section for more details. There is a road end and then a track to take you over Te Ārai Point, where there are toilets at a carpark. To make this crossing walk the length of the Long Bay Regional Park, passing the male nude beach at Pōhukukawa Bay. Mine was a gloriously leisurely thru hike and below is my Te Araroa Trail itinerary. Otherwise go under the Southern Motorway and along the true right-hand bank of the Puhinui Stream through an underpass beneath Great South Rd. The first turn-off on your left is Wairere Rd. You pass some bird hides and cross the Oruarangi Creek on a pedestrian bridge along the Māngere Foreshore Track (aka Watercare Track) that takes you past restored wetlands and sewage treatment ponds and sees you cross a bridge over the outflow from the Māngere Lagoon, a former volcanic crater with remains of its cone in the centre. Your only accommodation in this area will be motels (The Rayland Motel or Manukau City Lodge are not far off the trail a little further on) or B&Bs (including ones on Airbnb). You pass the Hotel Clevedon before turning right at the main street (Clevedon Papakura Rd) to go north, but most of the other establishments (and public toilets) are a little south of this intersection. 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