In 2018 Te Araroa Trail founder Geoff Chapple said the reputation of the length of New Zealand walkway was being damaged because trekkers had to … North-west across the gardens is the somewhat more expensive Homeleigh Bed and Breakfast (8 Corokia Pl, Tōtara Heights, 021 708 431). This almost immediately becomes a driveway through the University of Auckland Faculty of Education and then a path through some buildings before becoming a drive again, past tennis courts. The cost is about $50. 18 Dec, 2020 06:43 AM 2 minutes to read. Sea Dog Alley at right just before the road joins Beach Rd will take you to Whitby Cres. Follow the path here to the bridge over the Orewa River. Orewa Estuary to Wenderholm: 11.5km, 3hrs. Go straight ahead, inland, then turn right into Rothesay Bay Rd to arrive at Rothesay Bay beach. Then turn into Haigh Access Rd. There’s plenty of huts on the South Island section of Te Araroa. North Head is a popular visitor site for its gun emplacements, built in the 1880s when a Russian invasion was feared. Probably the best state of tide is mid-tide to just after high tide, so the current is going in your direction and there is enough water to make the trip interesting. Clevedon Co-op – sells fruit and vegetables, 31 Clevedon Papakura Rd. Via Clevedon and Kimpton’s Track, but excluding Hunua Ranges: 46.2km (maps 31, 30, 29). TA walkers discount and pick-ups, drop-offs. Further on is the Stillwater Boating Club (which may have toilets for public use). The operators are in Puhoi and they will bring the kayak to you by road and can take your pack back with them. Stillwater Motor Camp – 2 Duck Creek Rd, Stillwater, 09 424 7518. At an average of 25 kms a day, the trail takes 120 days to walk – four months. Jo and Mike Gallen Homestay at 48 Brandon Hall Rd, 500m off trail. After 3.5 km this runs alongside SH1 and then you turn right into Ararimu Rd. Te Araroa (The Long Pathway) is New Zealand's long distance tramping route, stretching circa 3,000 kilometres (1,900 mi) along the length of the country's two main islands from Cape Reinga to Bluff.It is made up of a mixture of older tracks and walkways, new tracks, and link sections alongside roads. $50pp. This takes you under the Hibiscus Coast Highway as Tavern Rd becomes Silverdale St. After passing through a roundabout the Silverdale Centre, with various large stores, ATMs, food outlets and a Countdown supermarket, is on your right. This goes to Waiake Bay, with the suburb of Torbay behind it. If you want to walk the whole way during one low tide you will need to make sure low tide is at the mid-point of your walk and don’t take the walk too slowly (by siting around in cafe or going to a supermarket, say). The first turn-off on your left is Wairere Rd. There are over 30 hostels in Auckland, so it is not possible to list them all. Turn left into Winscombe St, walk past Takapuna Grammar School and Belmont Intermediate School to turn right into the busy Lake Rd. Maybe someone will re-open it? Turn right when the track meets another at a high point to turn north-east past Conical Peak and down to Govan Wilson Rd past a rusty old bus, a private home, and down some steps. Next, it ventures inland to experience more of the diverse Auckland region. Private room available. No longer be available? Otherwise keep going on Park Rd to Auckland Domain. Though Takapuna just after the central city could be another option with a large supermarket. DoC – Unit 12, 30 Hudson Rd, Warkworth, 09 425 7812. There are two issues to be aware of. Where the road ends is a pump station with an Archimedes Screw for drainage. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), 3D view west: Mercer to Auckland CBD (shows previous Hunua Ranges route), Cornwall Park/Maungakiekie One Tree Hill Domain, 3D view west: Auckland CBD to Mangawhai Heads. At an average of 25 kms a day, the trail takes 120 days to walk – four months. At the north end of the bay turn right into Waiake St off Beach Rd, then left into Rock Isle Rd, and right into Rewi St. We have more than enough people. The North Island route is just over 1,600 km long, and the South Island just under 1,400 km. Go straight ahead, inland, then turn right into Rothesay Bay Rd to arrive at Rothesay Bay beach. Your only accommodation in this area will be motels (The Rayland Motel or Manukau City Lodge are not far off the trail a little further on) or B&Bs (including ones on Airbnb). Turn right into Park Ave, say, to get back onto the beach. (The airport is 15 km from Tōtara Park in Manurewa and 19 km to Onehunga, should you be landing at Auckland and wanting to knock off a bit straight away). If you need to go inland to find a safer place to cross watch out for bird nests. New Zealand’s supercity is a far-reaching district of contrasts. On weekends it is every 30 mins. Another bird that nests on the beach is the NZ dotterel, a small, long-legged bird with a brown specked back. Te Araroa is New Zealand’s premier long-distance hiking trail, stretching 3000 km (1860 mi) across the country’s two main islands. The North Island route is just over 1,600 km long, and the South Island just under 1,400 km. This is the guidebook of Te Araroa Trail: The Long Pathway, a continuous trail running from Cape Reinga to Bluff, 35 years in the making, which officially opened in late 2011. On average it takes 7 minutes to complete this trail. At the 4th white marker the water should be about hip deep. A short distance north of the roundabout intersection of Clevedon-Kawakawa Rd with North Rd, and after Twilight Rd, turn left into Thorps Quarry Rd and at its end onto the Tōtara Track (or Puriri Track if Tōtara is still closed – they both meet up at Kimptons Track anyway). Turn left into Winscombe St, walk past Takapuna Grammar School and Belmont Intermediate School to turn right into the busy Lake Rd. Inner city hostels near the ferry terminal are Fat Camel, Nomads, Queen St Backpackers and Juicy Snooze (by Emily Place, where you walked down to Quay St). Go straight on along a 4WD track (Barkers Rd) to Moir Hill. Turn right into Mill Rd when Alfriston intersects with it at a roundabout, then left into Ranfurly Rd. It turns east through a pine plantation and up and down a steep and muddy saddle onto farmland. Written by: McKenzie Barney. There are over 30 hostels in Auckland, so it is not possible to list them all. In 2003 he won the Environment category of the Montana New Zealand Book Awards with his book Te Araroa: The New Zealand Trail. Trails: Te Araroa Trail Matakana Valley Road entrance – Te Araroa Trail – Junction to Tamahunga Track – Mt Tamahunga Summit – Tamahunga Ecological Area boundary – Junction to Rodney Rd – Return back the same way. Nor can Wairau Creek be safely forded say the official notes though a good low tide and some wet feet may well get you through. Behind that is another, much higher volcanic cone, the site of Māngere Domain. Packs heavy & first day so we took it slow and took many breaks. Camping, cabins and motels. Please respect the environment and the privacy of local residents, and do not trespass on private property. You can divert 1 km south to the gardens’ visitor centre and Miko Café if you like. Campbells Bay to Murrays Bay: Along the beach find the Possum Ladder Track up to View Rd. Rocks may be very slippery and unstable underfoot. Oruarangi Creek on a pedestrian bridge along the Māngere Foreshore Track (aka Watercare Track) that takes you past restored wetlands and sewage treatment ponds and sees you cross a bridge over the outflow from the Māngere Lagoon, a former volcanic crater with remains of its cone in the centre. But otherwise turn right into Prictor St, then left into Ingram St and right into Prochester Rd. Turn left into Epsom Drive. Then turn right into Barber Rd, and continue as it becomes Hill View Rd. Sleepout with double bed both upstairs and downstairs, use of main house bathroom or compost toilet available. Mine was a gloriously leisurely thru hike and below is my Te Araroa Trail itinerary. But I’m going to give you an option that goes less directly and also away from built-up areas. A little over half way along there is a stream crossing that can be up to thigh height. If you are not on Going list you are asked not to attend. This is a busy and dangerous stretch of road. The narrow bush track now follows along the ridgeline through attractive podocarp and broadleaf forest with glimpses of the surrounding countryside and coast. Working bees will be organised to either do track maintenance (getting your revenge on gorse or blackberry), or doing roadside litter cleanup on pieces of the track that follow the roads/beaches. This doesn’t exactly meet the HCH but appears to join a walking path above the highway on the right that starts just past the bus stop at the top of the hill. The only point where the tide is an issue is near the beginning of the track for a few metres, and for the rest the route is on a well-constructed concrete path above the high tide. There are toilets at almost every beach, and sometimes drinking fountains as well. 38 almost epic adventures on the South and Stewart Islands. Spacious grounds with private estuary front access. Premium Auckland Wellington Christchurch. The Gardens Bed and Breakfast is at 85 Wairere Rd (021 616 989), so right on the trail and not too expensive. If you keep going west a few hundred metres you come to Mt Eden Village, with many cafés and the like. With a ferry into the heart of the business district, Te Araroa leaves the Pacific Ocean and heads across the isthmus to the Manukau Harbour. Then it returns back to the coast via suburban footpaths. Its about 11 km of road walking in total to the suburbs of Manurewa. This includes Goodfor Refillery, a great place to stock up on the sort of bulk-bin (often organic) foods you can’t buy at supermarkets, at 360 Lake Rd. Only one or two of the Airbnbs are priced below $100. This takes you down to Customs St. At Queen St, turn right and walk to Quay St. 027 322 1040, johancon@xtra.co.nz. Head down this past two or three houses then turn into a path between houses at right. A guide to the huts and campsites along Te Araroa in the South Island. Binn Inn – Takanini Shopping Centre, Walters Rd (crosses Prochester Rd, between Papakura and Manurewa) about 300m off-trail, and a Countdown a bit further here also. At the roundabout with Alfriston Rd and Stratford Rd turn right into Stratford and right again after 600m when it meets Hill Rd at another roundabout. Please visit www.nztramper.com for more details of this hiking track. Also, after heavy weather events, some parts can be affected so follow marked alternatives or self-navigate the streets. )On Monday (public holiday) we are going to the Hun This joins Waiwera Rd, which has a couple of thermal resorts on it, one at the intersection and one closer to the beach. If you wish, continue on a short distance to the Papakura shops, and the station if you want to take a train into the CBD for better accommodation options – see at the end of this whole section for more details. Its now 11 km walking along the beach north. His stage play Hatch was produced by the Auckland Theatre Company and toured New Zealand and Tasmania through 2007–10. When this takes a sharp turn left the Okura River Walkway branches off and takes you through the Okura Bush Scenic Reserve down the river to Dacre Point. Head down this past two or three houses then turn into a path between houses at right. Forde Way, opposite the intersection with Kowhai Rd, will take you to Mairangi Bay. Head diagonally right across the crescent-shaped piece of land between the two arms of road that run from Puriri Dr to Manukau Rd in order to enter Kimberly Rd and across Melville Park. There are stations at Papakura, Takanini, Manurewa, Manukau and Onehunga. If you don’t wish to go to the top, keep going north on the road when the track first meets it. The Te Araroa Trust does an amazing job of offering these on their site to be downloaded FOR FREE! De route, Te Araroa – New Zealand’s Trail, is een aaneengesloten route van 3000 kilometer die ruim vijf maanden duurt. Distance walked may be higher than Trail covered if I deviated from the trail, or it may be lower because the GPS Watch often under-reads the actual distance walked. An alternative to walking through Mangawhai is suggested in the official notes of continuing along the beach north of Te Ārai Point onto the spit and organising a boat ride across the estuary to the heads. This forestry area is open daylight hours only and no camping or fires are permitted. Keep following Paparimu Rd when it turns left  at Paparata Rd. (The airport is 15 km from Tōtara Park in Manurewa and 19 km to Onehunga, should you be landing at Auckland and wanting to knock off a bit straight away). All the way from Cape Reinga in the north to Bluff in the south, the trail will extend for 3000 km. Turn left off Lyons Rd onto Paparimu Rd. It takes about 45 mins from Manurewa to the CBD and as at Dec 2018 costs $9, or $6.20 with an AT Hop card (which costs $10). The YHA hostels are furthermost from the trail. At the north end of the bay t. urn right into Waiake St off Beach Rd, then left into Rock Isle Rd, and right into Rewi St. However, there is also a popular concreted coastal walk on top of a pipeline from Mairangi to Murray’s Bay that is easy walking if the tide is not too high. Usual B&B prices but also has tent space. This is the guidebook of Te Araroa Trail: The Long Pathway, a continuous trail running from Cape Reinga to Bluff, 35 years in the making, which officially opened in late 2011. Many of the nests are fenced off to try and ensure breeding success. Otherwise it is a case of walking on the Hibiscus Coast Highway. The route was the first fully marked up urban TA section and there are frequent TA signs. Follow White Rd to its end, then turn right onto Sky High Rd. Surf forecast for Te Araroa. At its end turn right into D’Oyly Dr, left into Vipend Rd, right into Glenelg Rd to a green area that leads to the sea front. Discover remote villages, magical kauri forests, breathtaking volcanic scenery and bustling cities on New Zealand’s Te Araroa trail. Parts of the signed route are very steep. Extremely useful for viewing the forecast at a glance. The track begins by climbing uphill to a short boardwalk over a swamp, across a bridge and a further climb to a well formed track to a grassy knoll with views (between gorse). If you are not on Going list you are asked not to attend. On the other side turn off at right to the Perimeter Track around the peninsula of Wenderholm Regional Park. You first see some historic buildings on the corner, including the brick military blockhouse built in 1860. Car Park: No car park around Matakana Valley Road entrance! You can choose to skip North Head by following this to Cheltenham Beach. Created with sketchtool. You may get cellphone reception here and along some of the other ridge lines that follow. There is an alternative to getting your feet wet or if the tide was high by walking south-west on Beach Rd from the park road entrance (so before you enter the park at all), then turning left into Glenvar Rd. A shorter and more pleasant alternative (8km) to all this walking through mega-store country is to get a ride on a boat across the Weiti River from the motorcamp to the Weiti Boating Club on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. Follow Kiwi Esplanade across the peninsula and then around the waterfront on its north side to Coronation Rd and past the old Māngere Bridge to a pedestrian way under the new bridge across the inlet. Tramping the full length of the trail generally takes three to six months. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. See the regional parks website (scroll down to Hunua). We have more than enough people. There are two routes up. It has views across the Fish and Game swampland, and a relaxing shady section after its start at Kellyville Rd. At its end Cliff Rd turns into Gilberd Pl and then Oneroa Track to the Long Bay Regional Park. Cross over the Orewa River on the Hibiscus Coast Highway and then over to the coastal side to get to Orewa Beach. Then it is a scramble around large rocks and some up and downs along the ridge to the Dome trig (336m). (If you are a frequent visitor to Auckland Airport and have wondered who Tom Pearce was, he was president of the NZ Rugby Football Union in the 1970s and a strong supporter of racially selected South African teams. For local assistance (in/around Campbells Bay),  contact Rob Howe 027 692 2674. If you are sticking to the lower road, keep going to a very large roundabout, passing the information centre and toilets on your way, and exit onto Pōhutukawa Drive going north. Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 8:30 AM: (RSVPs closed at 7:15pm Sunday. (You can duck down through here to the Auckland Art Gallery and the main city-centre thoroughfare of Queen St.) At the end of Princess St go down through the pocket sized Emily Place Reserve to Emily St. If you wish, you can go right into Wiri Station Rd over the motorway for about 350m to Manukau Railway Station, from where you can catch a train into central Auckland, and a further 300m to Westfield mall, where there is a full range of shops, including a Countdown supermarket. The Te Araroa (Maori for “long pathway”) is the world’s newest long-distance hiking trail, from the northernmost tip of the North Island to the southern point of the South Island. Hidden Estuary sleepout retreat – Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai, 021 112 6161 (Simon). And then you have to be careful you are not just washing the soil to some place where it can infect further trees. This route is across the Auckland Isthmus that divides the Pacific Ocean from the Tasman Sea. It is also possible to walk almost all the way on the shoreline, but Auckland Council does not recommend this route. If want to get to Warkworth, 7km south-east (there is a Binn Inn and Countdown supermarket here), this is probably a good point to catch a lift, though traffic may be going fast past the intersection (and it may be worth noting that this stretch of roads is considered one of the deadliest in the North Island in terms of crashes!). 09 422 0009 or 021 722 266 (Pip ), pipbeagley@gmail.com, Puhoi to junction of Remiger and Ahuroa Rds via Puhoi Track: 5 km, 2hr (map 25), Puhoi Valley to Govan Wilson Rd: 37.5km, 1.5 days (maps 25, 24, 23). There are few markers. You can’t get between these two beaches on the water’s edge at any state of the tide. Enjoy magnificent views up and down the coast. Much of this is along operational forestry roads, so watch for trucks and don’t wear headphones. Whau trees, whose wood is as light as balsa and was once used by Māori for net floats, still grow on Maungawhau (‘the hill of the whau tree’). Turn right into the road and after 300m branch off at left to cross the Waiwhiu Stream and follow it upstream for about 1.3 km before climbing steeply. Alpaca Farmstay – 109B Main Rd, Bombay, about 600m south of Paparata Rd. Created with sketchtool. The Te Araroa website is a great resource with many links. Discover remote villages, magical kauri forests, breathtaking volcanic scenery and bustling cities on New Zealand’s Te Araroa trail. Turn left into this, then right into Beverly Rd and right into Brightside Rd. Turn right and north into this road and proceed for 2 km. It is 3 km along Govan Wilson Rd to the intersection with Matakana Valley Rd. It was very strategically sited, giving a commanding view over possible Māori invasion routes to the south and east. Exit onto Old Lake Rd and turn right into Hamana St. There are only two camp grounds, with the small Takapuna ground being right on the route and handy to a major shopping area and the North Shore Motel and Holiday Park being 1.5 to 2 km off-trail. The Te Araroa guide has more than 2,000 waypoints. Our first day on the trail, just outside of Auckland. You can quickly tell when the surf is likely to be good. Near the end there are spectacular young kauri on the left and you cross a swing bridge over the Puhoi River to Remiger Rd. Te Araroa / The Long Pathway: This tramp is gonna be one of the longest in the world, and certainly by far the longest of New Zealand. Official Route: SH2 at Mangatawhiri Rd to Totara Park, Manurewa: 36 km (maps 31, 30). You can divert 1 km south to the gardens’ visitor centre and Miko Café if you like. At Cornwall Park/Maungakiekie One Tree Hill Domain take the road into the domain and pass the Stardome Observatory on your left. Across the creek turn left onto Cosseys Access Rd and after less than a km turn off right to eventually follow the Wairoa River and join McNicol Rd. Pass the school and cross over Pākiri Rd to continue in the same direction north on Pākiri River Rd to Pākiri Beach Holiday Park and the beach itself. 021 253 6673 Kerry Wells. (If you miss the path, turn right into the Esplanade when it meets Beach Rd.) You will encounter the Orewa Beach motorcamp on the way. In 2003 he won the Environment category of the Montana New Zealand Book Awards with his book Te Araroa: The New Zealand Trail. The Te Araroa Trust was founded in 1994 to revisit the original idea, and it is working with local organisations and land owners to incorporate existing tracks and establish new tracks as needed. After passing the Riverside Holiday Camp (one of 3 camping grounds in and around Mangawhai!) How often did I pay for accommodations? After 1 km turn right into Woodcocks Rd and then left into Edgerly Rd 500m further on. Go right into this road, then keep left when it takes a sharp turn to become Streamlands Swamp Rd. It is on Airbnb. The pathway in this area is not properly constructed all the way so take care. tramping new zealand. The roots can be very close to the surface and spread a very long way from the tree. This includes. $25 for tent site or open air shack. Begin by crossing the river opposite the general store into the domain. The Ministry for Primary Industries says that areas in pine forest on the north-west of the Hunua Ranges are not closed, but I’m not sure if that’s the sort of forest along the river. Walk east along the park’s margin on Grey St to the stone arch entrance and then diagonally cross the park on the sealed pathway to the other stone arch, built to commemorate the dead of WWI. Jo and Mike Gallen Homestay at 48 Brandon Hall Rd, 500m off trail. The trail is best tackled north to south, beginning from the top of the North Island at Cape Reinga in late spring. This 3000.0 km route stretches from Cape Reinga in the North Island to Bluff, located on the tip of the South Island. Kennedy Park is worth visiting to see the gun emplacements and observation building that were disguised as holiday homes to foil aerial observation by the Japanese during WWII. This turns into a track and you take the first left onto Te Ara Tāhuna. My full Te Araroa Trail experience on and off trail totalled 146 amazing days. Continue into the narrow, tree-lined Alfred St through university buildings and turn right into Princess St alongside the popular Albert Park. The North Island route is just over 1,600 km long, and the South Island just under 1,400 km. Puhoi Backpacker Accommodation – 10min walk from start of the track. Debbie’s Flax Studio – Mangawhai Heads Rd, 021 519 480, debbiesflaxstudio@gmail.com  Double bed studio, hot alfresco shower, kitchenette, tea/coffee provided. Apartment, studio, caravan. Hut that sleeps 3, and room for camping. You come out at Churchill Rd. Hello Te Araroians – The Auckland Te Araroa Trust is setting up a wo... rking group of people who would like to help out with looking after the trail in the Auckland region (Mangawhai to the Bombays). At the present time, the walking route from Wenderholm Regional Park to Puhoi is incomplete, but you can hire a kayak to paddle to Puhoi, provided the tide is right. Hut passes, booking advice and plenty of information and advice available. Starting from the northernmost point of the Long Bay reserve and taking an arc left to Dacre Point should point you up on the river bar, so avoiding a deeper channel further into the inlet. A track leads here to the graveled Cook Rd. On the other side turn right into St Andrews Rd. 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