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…

Kitekite Falls, Piha, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Kitekite Falls, Piha, Auckland Parking: Yes, there is plenty of parking Toilets: Yes, at the car park Dogs: Yes FfShoes: Hiking boots or sneakers. Some parts of the track are quite rough, so I was glad I had my boots on! Date Walked: 28 January 2017 Weather Conditions:…

Lion Rock, Piha, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Piha Beach, Piha, Auckland Parking: Yes, there is plenty of off street parking around Piha. We parked in the Piha Domain and there was plenty of space. Toilets: Yes / No, there was no toilets near our car, however there are public toilets all over Piha and nearer…

Harker Reserve Walk, Onewhero, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Onewhero-Tuakau Bridge Road, Onewhero, 2697 Parking: Yes, plenty of off-road parking on a nice piece of grass or on the gravel shoulder Toilets: No Dogs: Yes, on lead Shoes: I wore my sneakers, however it was muddy in patches of the track that are heavily shaded by the…

Product Review: Kathmandu Outdoor Thermal Sock

Quick Overview Brand: Kathmandu Price: $54.98 or $43.98 for Summit Club Members Size Purchased: Small True to Size: Yes Colour: 2 pack of black & green Best Use: Hiking Final Rating: ★★★★★   First Use Review: 22/01/17: I first used these with my new hiking boots on the Waitakere Dam walk. They are incredibly soft, and…

Mt. William Trig Walk, Bombay, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: End of Puketutu Road, Bombay, Auckland Parking: Yes Toilets: No Dogs: No. Shoes: I wore my sneakers, however it was raining and they were soaked right through within a few minutes due to walking on grass. If the weather is wet or has been raining, waterproof boots would be…

Major Jones to Red Hut Bridge Walk, Turangi

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: End of Koura Street, Turangi (There are multiple entrances to this walk) Parking: Yes, on Koura Street Toilets: Yes, at Red Hut bridge car park (long drop) Dogs: Yes, on or off lead Shoes: Sneakers, dry track in excellent condition Date Walked: 5 January 2017 Weather Conditions: Sunny,…