Historic Walkway to Waikino, Karangahake Gorge

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Karangahake Gorge Parking: Lots of parking at the beginning of the walk Toilets: There are toilets right by the car park, as well as a picnic area Dogs: Dogs on leash only Shoes: Normal walking shoes are ok, we decided to go up to the waterfall and this…

Rail Tunnel Loop + Windows Walk, Karangahake Gorge

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Karangahake Gorge Parking: Lots of parking at the beginning of the walk Toilets: There are toilets right by the car park, as well as a picnic area Dogs: Dogs on leash only Shoes: Normal walking shoes are ok, we decided to go up to the waterfall and this…

Alexandra Redoubt, Tuakau

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: End of Alexandra Redoubt Road, Tuakau Parking: At the end of the road Toilets: No Dogs: Yes, I took my dog and just kept her on her lead but there were other people there with their dogs off the lead running around. Shoes: I had my normal walking…

Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Tongariro National Park, central North Island Parking: Yes, however I would recommend getting there early to get as close to the start as possible. There are also shuttle buses you can book to avoid having to take your car. Note, that both car parks are down gravel roads…

Clevedon Scenic Reserve, Camp Sladdin, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: End of Thorps Quarry Road, Clevedon, Auckland, 2582 Parking: Yes, plenty of parking Toilets: Yes, at the car park Dogs: Yes Shoes: I wore my hiking boots, however most of the walkers I passed were wearing sneakers. Date Walked: 29 January 2017 Weather Conditions: Hot, sunny, dry Distance:…

Tawhai Falls Walk, Tongariro National Park

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: 6 km along SH 48, off of SH 47, Tongariro National Park Parking: Yes, off road and road side parking Toilets: No Dogs: No Shoes: Sneakers Date Walked: 4 January 2017 Weather Conditions: Dry, Sunny, Warm Distance: 800 meters Time Required: 10 – 15 minutes Final Rating: ★★★★★ GETTING…

Upper Mangatawhiri Reservoir, Ernies Track, Hunua, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Moumoukai Road onto ARA Drive, Hunua Regional Park, Hunua *This walk is down a very rough, long gravel road* Parking: Yes Toilets: Yes Dogs: Yes on leash, however I would not recommend for this track Shoes: Hiking boots are a must on this track. There are a few very…

Upper Nihotupu Dam Walk, Waiatarua, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: 1.6km from the start of Piha Road, Waiatarua, Auckland. Parking: Yes, there is a nice big car park Toilets: Yes, one toilet just after the bush section of the walk Dogs: Yes, on leash Shoes: Sneakers would be fine, I wore my hiking boots as we had been doing…