Daly's Clearing Loop Track

  • 4 hr – 5 hr loop track
  • Easy

A quick and easy weekend getaway. Leaves from Franklin Rd and loops around past Dalys Clearing Hut to join the Waitawheta track back to Franklin Rd. Can stop for a night at the hut.

Key information
Walking time
1 day
4 hr – 5 hr
Distance
9.0km
Type
Loop track
Loop track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Franklin Rd
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Ends
Franklin Rd
Maps
NZTopo50-BC35
Altitude
160m – 380m
Altitude change 220m
This loop walk is a combination of the following tracks: Dean Track, Mangakino Track, Daly Clearing Hut Track and Waitawheta River Track. Halfway between the carpark and the end of Franklin Road is a signpost to the Mangakino Valley. This track climbs quickly through a couple of farm fields, eventually entering the bush after about 30 mins. In another 30 mins or so it reaches the junction with the Mangakino Track. The track undulates gradually gaining height as it sidles around point 430. There are glimpses of the Mangakino Valley. An hour from the previous junction you reach another junction. Take the left hand track to head for Daly's Clearing. It is signposted 20 mins but really only takes 10 mins. From the hut the track descends through scrub to the Waitawheta River where it is a flat 3km walk along the old Waitawheta Tramway back to the road end. If you have time you can head upstream to check out the log bogie (a relic from kauri logging days), a short loop walk with views of the river and Flossie's Falls. This is a good overnight walk for families as the track and distances can be covered fairly easily by young children.
Map
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ID 3588

About this track

Added 2 April 2009 by lisa_puddleslisa_puddles. 4 revisions, most recently 4 January 2011 by pythagnzpythagnz.
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