Explore the most popular Cities in Auckland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Wed Feb 20 2019

This is a beautiful trail - perfect mix of being by the water and in the forest.

hiking
Tue Feb 19 2019

Trail connect to the beach. It was beautiful, huge black sand beach.

walking
Mon Feb 18 2019

awesome track, took my 4 yrs old and he loved it. were a few tricky spots where the track narrowed and had a very steep drop in the side. beautiful area and was a fun walk to do. will definitely do it again amazng to do on a hot day as lots of shade though the forest

hiking
Sun Feb 17 2019

Path way is closed

Sun Feb 17 2019

this is great place to hike, beautiful views and family friendly. I went with my husband, 2 year old and 6 week old.

Sun Feb 17 2019

awesome place to go! definently look forward to doing it again next year. best to wear sandles. once you reach the lake it is quite steep, and the lake gets deep fast. i would say it's not very suitable for young children.

Sun Feb 17 2019

There is a river at the end of the trail, great for the kids to splash in after lunch.

hiking
Sat Feb 16 2019

Nice easy walk, do have some small hills to climb but fantastic views. Ended the walk with a swim in the ocean!

Fri Feb 15 2019

Very steep track compared to other ways up Mt Thomas but worth the push to the top

running
Wed Feb 13 2019

Makes for a great long there-and-back trail run.

running
muddy
Wed Feb 13 2019

Excellent trail running loop

Wed Feb 13 2019

Great walk, not busy and amazing views!

Tue Feb 12 2019

excellent, muddy but you will be in the stream most of the way anyway, so there is time tip wash your shoes;) Take shoes that can handle being under water and provide good grip on slippery wet rocks.

hiking
Mon Feb 11 2019

Be careful of the gps directions here. I got there via Amberley and I’m unsure if the other way works. You can also walk up to the look out and the peak from the Lake Janet picnic area, which is a nice easy hike up and down in around 2 hours.

hiking
Mon Feb 11 2019

Steep walk at first but amazing views at the top. I walked along the ridge and down the wooded gully track and that was beautiful but a bit wet in places.

walking
Mon Feb 11 2019

Easy walk from the car park (15mins) , a few steep rocky steps, but manageable even with a toddler on a backpack. Good for families with little ones.

hiking
Sun Feb 10 2019

Ramble on. Sing my song. I was the eye in the sky. The trek was ok with nice views of Aukland from the top and around the vegetated crater. The caves were nothing to write home about. I would rate this as easy.

hiking
no shade
Sun Feb 10 2019

hiking
Sat Feb 09 2019

A lovely stroll out, 9km, 4x4 track, steady incline with a total ascent of about 430m up to mount Ada with panoramic views across the bays and all the way over to the southern alps on a clear day

hiking
Sat Feb 09 2019

Not much of a hike. Just a short walk however, nice views of Christchurch.

Sat Feb 09 2019

amazing walk. 1st one for me in NZ and looking forward to many more!!

hiking
Fri Feb 08 2019

Good track for dogs with scattered shade. Water and a bin for shit in the dog play area.

hiking
bridge out
Thu Feb 07 2019

Thu Feb 07 2019

Long drive for a short track but lovely scenery.

walking
Thu Feb 07 2019

This is a short and easy trail. We reached the summit probably after 15-20 mins. I brought my 2 yo toddler (w/o a backpack carrier) and we survived :) the views of the Auckland city & surrounding area is lovely.

hiking
Wed Feb 06 2019

Beautiful hike with not crazy elevations.

hiking
Mon Feb 04 2019

Breathtaking views. Walked it both ways with my 5 yo a few months ago. A full-day walk. Be careful to take plenty of water as there is none available on the track. Also, the bridge at the start of the walk on the Bethells Beach side has collapsed. The alternative route is via O’Neill beach but is subject to tide.

hiking
Mon Feb 04 2019

One of the most amazing walks I’ve been on, with many beautiful spots and some crazy adventures. Many parts though when we had to walk along/cross the river were particularly challenging after the light rain - particularly with my 5yo.

walking
Mon Feb 04 2019

Lovely trail for those wanting to take a breather from the hustle & bustle of city. 1 hour easy walk with a tot on a backpack. You’ll be blessed with a serene views of Orakei basin, and lots of greenery surrounding the lake.

hiking
Sun Feb 03 2019

One of the entry points to the track to the cave is not what I could consider child friendly as it has a thin and more of an off track (gorse etc) route and is not signed well. The staircase is also a bit broken but easy enough to get up and down. Views are great and walk is pretty easy overall!

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