Hillary Trail

A four-day walk in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland.

The Hillary Trail was opened in January 2010, linking together existing tracks  with roads to form a multi-day journey. Book campsites along the track by contacting Auckland Council Parks on 09 301 0101 or by visiting the Arataki Visitor Centre. The Te Henga Walkway section may be closed for lambing between 1 August and 1 October. Note that this is a long trail with limited camping options and water supply. Further facilities will be added in future.

  • Day 1: Arataki Visitor Centre to Karamatura
    11km, 4–5 hours
  • Day 2: Karamatura to Pararaha
    14.5km 8-9 hours
  • Day 3: Pararaha to Craw Campground
    17km 8-9 hours
  • Day 4: Craw Campground to Muriwai Beach
    27km 11-12 hours


Grade Medium
Long days, rough and muddy tracks. Grades explained
Bookings Required
Campsites require bookings through Auckland Council.
Length 70.0km
One way
Time 31 hr – 35 hr
4 days
Altitude 420m – Sea level
Altitude change -420m
From Arataki Visitor Centre, Scenic Drive, 6km from Titirangi
To Muriwai Beach
ID 5222

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Added 27 March 201027 March 2010 by MatthewMatthew. 4 revisions, most recently 7 March 20137 March 2013 by MatthewMatthew.
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