Filter Track

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

  • 30 min one way
  • Easy/medium

Short walk in the Waitakere Ranges.


Key information
Walking time
30 min
Distance
0.8km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Easy/medium
Slippery in places. Grades explained
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Waitakere Filter Station, Christian Road, Auckland
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Ends
Scenic Drive
Maps
-
Altitude
180m – 340m
Altitude change 160m
More information

This short walk has no distinct character, but could form part of a long circuit if combined with the Peripatus Track and some road walking. 

From the car park at the end of Christian Road, follow the sealed service road to the filter station. The track starts on the left just after the seal runs out. It is discreetly signposted. 

The slippery track climbs over muddy roots onto a kauri ridge. It levels off near the road and comes out on Scenic Drive. The Waitakere Dam car park is just to the south, while the Peripatus and Anderson Tracks are a few minutes' walk to the north.

Connecting Tracks

  • East Tunnel Mouth Track also sets off from the Christian Road car park. 
  • Both Opanuku and Swanson Pipeline Tracks set off from near the road end, in opposite directions. 
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ID 15919

About this track

Added 20 December 2015 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 20 December 2015 by MatthewMatthew.
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