White Track

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

  • 30 min one way
  • Easy/medium

Climb to the Anawhata Road behind Piha.

Key information
Walking time
30 min
Distance
1.9km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Easy/medium
Straightforward but persistent climb on a tramping track. Grades explained
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Marawhara Walk picnic area, 10 minutes from the road.
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Ends
Anawhata Road above North Piha.
Maps
NZTopo50-BA30
Altitude
10m – 200m
Altitude change 190m
More information

If lying on the beach at Piha is not your idea of a good time, this is the track for you. Combine it with the Rose Track and Laird Thomson Track for a nice circuit, and throw in a visit to Whites Beach while you're there.

From North Piha, locate the Marawhara Stream bridge by the surf club. Follow the Marawhara Walk into the picnic area and cross the stream on stepping stones. White Track starts here.

The smooth track climbs easily under light palm and pohutukawa forest. Gradually the forest changes, but the climb persists, offering views across Whakatai Stream in behind North Piha. Near the top, the track eases onto a grassy vehicle track through windshorn coastal scrub. The track meets a gate out onto the gravelled Anawhata Road. 

Connecting tracks

  • From North Piha Road, take Marawhara Walk to the start.
  • Rose Track is a driveway leading down to the beach. It is private, but open for walking access. Find it immediately on the left from the top of White Track.

 

Map
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ID 15940

About this track

Added 26 December 2015 by MatthewMatthew. 2 revisions, most recently 18 December 2016 by MatthewMatthew.
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