Looking at doing this track as an over nighter with the wife and a tent, wondering if anyone has done the loop and which tracks to take. looking at the topo map, there are a few possible loops. Does this start at Mine Road, up Kohukohunui track, and back down upper Mangatawhiri Ridge Track, then on Mine Rd track? Or does this start from the cost side of the Hunuas and loop around the Thousand Acre Clearing?
Any info would be helpful
Looks like you can take a track up to the thousand acre clearing from the north side, leave the main road at 621 Orere-Matingarahi Road, through a farm and into the bush.
Not sure of the farm access though, may have to knock on the door and ask. might just be easier to go through Waharau Regional park.
You won't get access to Mine Road, all restricted area.
Hunua parking shouldn't be a problem except the Southern parking lots. We had our window smashed there, have parked numerous times at other spots (North/East) without problems.
Cool, ill probably park at the campground. As long as i don't leave anything valuable in the ute I should be rite.
Looked at the council parks website and found a good map of the track with campsite locations and points of interest.