Ernies and Lilburn Tracks is a 16.6 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Waikato District, Waikato Region, New Zealand that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
16.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
786 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

forest

lake

views

muddy

Please note that many trails in this area are closed to protect kauri trees. All of the trails in this loop currently remain open, but the status can change. For the most up-to-date information on trail closures in the park, please see the list linked below. https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/protect-our-kauri-trees.aspx Ernies and Lilburn Tracks provide a mixture of bush and open vistas in this part of the Hunuas. Optional loop on Rata Ridge track.

hiking
9 months ago

I did go counterclockwise on this track, but it was very remote, muddy and overgrown. Several times I had to search for the next set of orange trail markers so I could make sure I was still on the path. That was the nice thing about it. Orange trail markers for most of the confusing parts. But definitely really rugged and makes you feel like you might be covered in spiders. The first 5km from counter clockwise was great. But all the rest was really meh. You couldn’t see the lake you were walking around and the path generally sucked

15 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
7 months ago