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Did this great hike on 1/25/18 with a group of dancemates. This hike includes a ferry ride, yay. Lovely to see the top of Rangitoto, views of Auckland, the kidney ferns, lava caves, the black back gull colony, the Baches, and mangroves. Overall a great day trip.

Excellent trail!

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

Really fun trek around Black lava flows. Easy to get off by yourself even so close to city.

3 months ago

Great views. Nice and easy track. It should be rated as easy.

Nice walk! Sight at the dam is pretty..

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

great walk and view

walking
5 months ago

Great track, not any real views but a good distance!

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.

Beautiful island. Grab the 0930 boat over and get the full day. The coast trail is well defined but a little rocky. You jump onto the Summit Road which is a drive able road. Just before the summit I went off course and checked out the Lava caves and then grabbed the summit hike to get to the top. Grabbed the tail behind back and around back down the front instead of the road back down. I was a little worried about time as the last boat is at 1530. DONT MISS THE BOAT!! Coming down the road I would uave gotten to see the light house and I think I would have had time. The trail down the front was nice too. Everything is well marked.

birding
6 months ago

Walkway is simply along a beach overlooking Dotterel breeding areas
Nice view of the bay but an ever better spot to see New Zealand Dotterels and many other nesting birds
Didn't see anyone else along the beach

hiking
6 months ago

Fairly easy track but has some seemingly never-ending hills.
Some parts of the pathway are scenic but many parts are simply a department of conservation access road
Didn't see a single other person during my walk

hiking
6 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

hiking
6 months ago

Short Hike down through the bush to the beach, fairly steep at points with a rope to assist the final climb down to the beach. Great views from the top and down at the small beach looking out into the Manukau Heads. Good for a quick hike when time is short.

Friday, March 10, 2017

On a clear day, this walk is reminiscent of Ireland and thus has magnificent views. On a sidewardly raining day, beautiful foggy views. The trail could be better marked on the south coast portion of the loop.

hiking
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!

hiking
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.

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