Comans Track

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

  • 1 hr one way
  • Easy/medium

Coastal climb above Karekare.

Key information
Walking time
1 hr
Distance
1.8km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Easy/medium
Rough track with exposed cliffs. Grades explained
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Watchman Road, Karekare
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Ends
Ahu Ahu Track above Te Unuhanga-a-Rangitoto / Mercer Bay.
Maps
NZTopo50-BB30
Altitude
29m – 221m
Altitude change 192m
More information

Coman's Track is an interesting coastal clamber above Karekare. It forms a section of the Hillary Trail. Combine it with the Ahu Ahu Track to form a pleasant short loop from Karekare.

From the car park at the end of Watchman Road, set off under coastal kawakawa, karaka, mahoe, pohutukawa, and nikau. Pass the junction with Ahu Ahu Track in a couple of minutes. The muddy and slippery track comes to a view down onto the beach of Tāhoro / Union Bay, north of The Watchman, an old lava dome.  The track climbs through windshorn trees and soon flattens off, before climbing to a big old pohutukawa. From here, the track drops to a junction with the wide Ahu Ahu Track.

Ahu Ahu Track is an old bridle trail, and makes for a pleasant and easy wander back to the car park.  Return time via Ahu Ahu Track is 45 minutes.

Map
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ID 16320

About this track

Added 26 February 2017 by MatthewMatthew. No revisions.
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