Hillary Trail

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

  • 4 days
  • One way
  • Medium
  • Booking required

A four-day walk in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland.

Les Ward Shelter, Pararaha Campsite • By Matthew.
Key information
Time
31 hr – 35 hr
Allow
4 days
Distance
70.0km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Medium
Long days, rough and muddy tracks. Grades explained
Access
Bookings
Bookings required
Required
Campsites require bookings through Auckland Council.
Starts
Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Dr, Oratia, Waitakere 0604
Distance from you: ()
Ends
Motutara Rd, Waitakere, Muriwai 0881
Other
Altitude
Sea level – 420m
Altitude change 420m
Maps
NZTopo50-BA30
NZTopo50-BB31
NZTopo50-BB30
Link
regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/hillary-trailhttp://regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/hillary-trail
Te Henga • By Crisis.

The Hillary Trail was opened in January 2010, linking together existing tracks  with roads to form a multi-day journey. Book campsites along the track by contacting Auckland Council Parks on 09 301 0101 or by visiting the Arataki Visitor Centre. The Te Henga Walkway section may be closed for lambing between 1 August and 1 October. Note that this is a long trail with limited camping options and water supply. Further facilities will be added in future.

  • Day 1: Arataki Visitor Centre to Karamatura
    11km, 4–5 hours
     
  • Day 2: Karamatura to Pararaha
    14.5km 8-9 hours
     
  • Day 3: Pararaha to Craw Campground
    17km 8-9 hours
     
  • Day 4: Craw Campground to Muriwai Beach
    27km 11-12 hours
     

 

Map 
ID 5222

About this track

Added 27 March 2010 by MatthewMatthew. 6 revisions, most recently 14 March 2017 by MatthewMatthew.
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