Kohukohunui - ex Moumoukai Hill Road

Hunua Ranges Regional Park

  • 5 hr – 6 hr return via same track
  • Easy/medium

Hunua Ranges Auckland heading for the tallest peak in the Hunua Ranges - Kohukohunui

Key information
Walking time
1 day
5 hr – 6 hr
Distance
15.0km
Type
Return via same track
Return via same track
Grade
Easy/medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Moumoukai Hill Road, off Ness Valley Road, near Clevedon
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Maps
NZTopo50-BB33
Altitude
688m

This was a surprisingly simple and deserted walk to Aucklands highest peak, though I could see it may get messy and slow in winter in places.  Half of the trip is on 4 wheel drive closed road, the other half pretty good track.  It is reasonably uneventful, not too steep and not too taxing on fitness.

The views are not that great to be honest. Even the top is covered in bush and climbing up the trig only give you the odd glimpse.

Not a sexy walk, but good place to start some training close to home. I think you have to be a tramper and not just someone hiking for some great views to bother with this one. Mt Te Aroha is way more challenging and the views 100x better.

We also seemed to cover the distance in way less time than was perscribed by maps and signs making the ascent in 2 hours 45 minutes and the descent in 2 hours with a break at the top for lunch on top of this.

 

 

 

Map
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About this track

Added 28 January 2008 by CraigNZCraigNZ. No revisions.
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