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A nice urban walk with two climbs

Nice walk up the summit, but the bit between McKenzie bay and the ferry was awful. Minimal shade, nowhere to stop and sit, views got tedious, and walking along a flat dirt road.

Very good walk, starting at the Water fall gully carpark, the very well maintained track follows the stream up the gully to a lookout point with awesome views of the harbour. The track then follows the cliff passing the Pink Beach and down to the main beach. we opted to take the steep grass track back up to the lookout and return via the Waterfall gully so we could enjoy the Bush and stream. Total walk 8kms. Next time we'll try the coastal walk.

I regularly do this one from the Bethells side to the falls and back via the stream. A relatively easy walk that can be done in a morning leaving the afternon to do many other nearby activities. There are many stream crossings and at times it can be above the knees, though it is slow moving. A few deep pools allow a cool off dip too.
As at 12/18 this track is open.

Great walk from Long Bay to Okura estuary and back. Good path all the way, great views of Whangaparoa and Rangitoto, breezy up on the tops but also some lovely sheltered bays for a break or a swim.

Nice walk.. Short walk but full of stairs. I would rather categorize this as Moderate..

Amazing walk. direction signs are not up to the mark. wise option is to get the trail map available in the information centre there.

Easy, flat track until nearing the Arataki centre where there is a short steep section. Had more people than expected but not enough where it feels invasive. One part of the track is closed (it was a detour/alternative route) but the route recorded on this app is all currently open. Lots of bush and some nice views. Lots of tuis! We were also surprised with a stick insect in the middle of the walkway!

hiking
14 days ago

The view is amazing

walking
15 days ago

Get a whole new perspective of Auckland, on a clear day the 360 views are beautiful at the top. Great way to see volcanic stone on this iconic island.

Did the loop, quiet a bit more in and out of the stream then we realised but super fun!

The sand dunes are amazing, I recommend going over them rather than following the river on the way to the lake, you can see then how steep the dunes are into the lake. Around lake is a nice easy walk, or quick run. It's refreshing to walk in the river on the way back. Your shoes will get wet. Do some drills running up dunes, and boogie board done, excellent workout. In summer best to go early or late in the day.

Stunning views!!!

Nice easy walk. But lovely starter to Nz Forrest’s

An easy walk and amazing views! Loved the gannets and the sunset!

Absolutely beautiful scenery . Great walk for beginners.

Nice moderate walk, lots of wildlife such as quails, pukekos, parrots etc. Amazing views! I enjoyed the small nature trail before the coastal track begins

We did a loop, starting from Goldie Bush Walkway, dropping us down into the stream where we crossed the stream via a suspension bridge. The trail then countoured up through kauri and fern forest. It then connected to the Mokoroa Falls Track. Then it goes downstream until it reaches a cliff lookout into the falls. We took the stairs down into the bottom of the falls. On the return, we followed Mokoroa Stream Route , crossing it several times, at times waist deep, and quite muddied at the entry and exit points along the stream. There is also a jumping spot into a large deep pool. Overall, a wonderful experience especially at the stream section with many swimming holes and cascade falls.

Miles of wildflowers. We walked a total of 12 miles, 6 out and back, but the trail is much longer. Mostly a moderate trail, with a couple spots of old growth areas that had rocky boulders that make you use your arms to climb up and down. Great Lake views. Very nice coffee house at the base “sign of the kiwi” with great burgers. We did not try the ice cream next door.

Pleasant walk with a mixture of mixed environment from pastureland to native bush. Very open space with windswept views of Tiritiri Matangi Island with its visible lighthouse. There is also a botanical walk through many native plants with very informative signage and surprisingly, a small waterfall with an ocular pool at the base. Very well maintained park.

hiking
1 month ago

We have hiked the southside from Bethells Beach last Christmas and this time around, we opted from the northside, starting from Constable Rd. As expected, the trail is well defined, superbly maintained with gorgeous views all the way.

Very easy loop track around the cliffside overlooking a breeding ground of Gannetts. There is an interesting ‘rock bridge’ one can cross over at the bottom next to where the waves break over. Super touristy.

What a great hike! Great views of the beach from towering cliffs. Beautiful plants everywhere. Some parts are easy, some moderate, nothing difficult. Traffic on the trail was light, a few trail runners. It’s about 10K each way, so bring at least two liters of water and some snacks.

hiking
1 month ago

Using the longer of the two recordings, we totaled about 5 miles. If you think of the longer recording as a lollipop, the stick part is flat and open, with some parts along a roadway. The candy part is a much more enjoyable hike through the woods. Relatively easy, nothing steep or challenging. There are several bait stations and many had trapped animals in them.

hiking
1 month ago

Did not complete the whole track but found it a little difficult to navigate without using this app to guide me as it is not maintained and marked as well as other tracks. Nice environment and enjoyable walk overall :) had quite a few birds and other wildlife

Only completed the first portion of this track. Going in the forest and finding the waterfall was great. Finished off with a huge long incline.

backpacking
1 month ago

Completed the weekend of thanksgiving on a rainy day. Great hike. Beautiful coastal views. Finally found a reason to have hiking poles as it was really muddy on a rainy day and hard to get up a particularly narrow area. Actually did not complete full hike due to the mud. Saw lots of sheep and got some really cool photos. On the way back took the side route down to the beach and O’Neil Bay.. then cut over to Bethel beach. Great coffee and pastry food truck in parking lot of Bethels beach.

It was such a great walk. Loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful coastal hike!

hiking
1 month ago

This was a challenge. But saying that the views of rolling cliffs along the coast was amazing, shame it’s not a circuit as you have to get back after. Would be a good idea to take two cars and leave one at the end. Best to do on a cooler day as the sun was strong when we went. Take plenty of water! Good hike!

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