Waitakere Dam

Montana Heritage Trail- Waitakere Ranges
Montana Heritage Trail- Waitakere Ranges
Track Easy. Loop track.
A beaut walk in kauri forest, from the Cascades carpark. A good introductory tramp in a half day. Take your niece or nephew. Hug a kauri tree, ogle a dam. There's some interpretation info along the...
Waitakere Dam Walk
Waitakere Dam Walk
Track Easy. One way.
A sealed private road to the dam, with good views and a large kauri along the way.

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.