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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.

Not happy with that. So many unmarked deadends, a lot of woods are gone, stony roads only, no maps here. Public trails are much better.

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

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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
13 days ago

The view is amazing

Easy walk to go with kids

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

Absolutely beautiful scenery . Great walk for beginners.

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.

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.

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.

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!

hiking
1 month ago

Great little walk. Short but the views are worth it. Quite steep going up but it’s not so strenuous. Try to go on a clear day and you’ll be able to see for miles. If you manage to get to the very top then it is very peaceful, amazing spot to catch a breath! Defo recommend.

Reasonably level track, but some routes are poorly marked. If you are only getting a walking symbol every half km then you arent on the main route! Not much variety in the vegetation.

1 month ago

Well signed

Get across stream 20 times and beautiful kauri forest

walking
2 months ago

Really stunning track and wonderful old buildings which capture the history.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy walk with breathtaking views and history every now and then

hiking
2 months ago

Can access via Coopers Creek Carpark or View Hill Carpark (requires vehicle low river crossing which I wasn’t expecting). Fantastic view of the waterfall making for some amazing photos!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice views!! Easy to walk

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