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Beautiful hiking. Make sure u have appropriate gears because u need to go through the water quite a bit. But it is totally worth!

My favourite coastal track in Auckland.

Amazing 360 views. So beautiful.

Nice short trail, especially Vincent's track was nice.

Beautiful vistas. Nice ups and downs. Some erosion on trail. Windy. Well worth it.

great walk and view

Loved it. Breath taking views

on Mercer Bay Loop Track

4 months ago


Quite a challenging track for me especially coming back to the car park. There were so many stair cases that I had to take a break since my legs are not that resilient. Otherwise enjoyed this track, I did enjoy the challenge too! I love the hanging bridge just after the car park and the walk to the waterfall is pretty easy. Although be aware to get to the waterfall you will need waterproof shoes if you don't want to get your shoes wet since I end up with soaked soggy socks, despite that the waterfall is so beautiful and also quite muddy as it comes with water areas.

5 months ago

Easy track through mostly grasslands
A few nice views of the coastline, and an excellent walk along the beach when the tide is low. Unfortunately lots of the canopy has been cleared away for farmlands
Medium traffic; saw a few runners and a couple other hikers along the way

Fairly easy trek with gentle hills and steps up the steeper gradients. A few spots of mud and minor washout.
Very nice views throughout of the coast, rock faces, and through forests.
Medium traffic; saw 5-10 other along the track

amazing views with every turn, no difficulties in passing through

Great! Bring food to rest for a while in one of the many spots enjoying stunning views and private beaches

9 months ago


good view, worth it.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Love this track! I suggest looping it to the right and then expect to cross the stream multiple times on the way back but you'll be going down steam that way. We did it in winter and it was still incredible! Greeted with multiple waterfalls!

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Nice, but quite a small waterfall. The stream trail was very very very slippery, didn't really enjoy it. Better just stick to the main trail (25min 1 way) and enjoy the waterfall.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Amazing did it in August and it took all day because I kept stopping to stare at everything but I did not do the loop I stayed hiking on the coast past cable cable so it ended up about 7miles before I decided to hike back into town. Just get a map and keep going!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Beautiful track! Quite tricky for the unfit due to steepness of the climb. However, truly worth it. The view is magnificent and breathtaking. We witnessed the 360 rotation view of whatipu. At the top you will see a bench where you can absorb the beauty and peace of nature has gifted us. Worth the climb, also tricky to go down since some rocks slides down with you. Otherwise, really worth it.

on Mercer Bay Loop Track

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