Kitekite Track

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

  • 20 min one way
  • Easy

Pleasant Piha walk along Glen Esk Stream.

Nikau forest • By matthew. Licence: C.
Kitekite Track: Key information
Walking time
20 min
One way
One way
Wide and smooth track with a long staircase. Grades explained
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Kitekite Track: Find it
Glenesk Road car park, Piha
Junction with Knutzen and Connect Tracks near Falls.
20m – 80m
Altitude change 60m

Piha has a rich and complicated network of track. Technically, the Kitekite Track doesn't reach the Kitekite Falls themselves — access is described here: Kitekite Falls.

From Glenesk Road car park (toilets, information, water, and picnic area), take the wide, smooth track past an old kauri stump. The track leads up the Glen Esk Stream, past a couple of bridges, soon coming upon a junction with the Knutzen Track. Keeping left, the track crosses Glen Esk Stream and climbs a long stairway. It ends at the top, with the Connect Track leading off to the left and the Knutzen Track leading off to the right. 

Connecting tracks

  • Kitekite Falls describes the usual circuit into the falls along the Kitekite, Knutzen, and Byers Tracks.
  • Byers Walk is a short alternative along the other side of Glen Esk Stream.
  • Knutzen Track provides access to the Falls themselves.
  • Connect Track visits the top of the Falls, and leads to the Winstone Track. 
ID 15944

About this track

Added 28 December 2015 by matthewmatthew. 1 revision 28 December 2015 by matthewmatthew.
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