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This group will go on day hikes and overnight camping trips. Suitable for anyone who is keen on adventure, likes a bit of exercise and looking to meet new people.

The main organiser carries a personal locator beacon on all hikes and is a certified Trained First Aider, so you can feel comfortable coming out with us. Safety is always key. Please look at the difficulty rating for each hike as we will do easy hikes for beginners, medium hikes for those with a bit more experience and some more challenging hikes for those who want to test themselves :)

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Hunua ranges, Ernies track

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Three important things for this trip:

  1. No jeans - if you turn up wearing jeans you won't be allowed to join the group
  2. Please make sure all your clothes and gear are clean. We will use the spray stations before and after entering the tracks in accordance with the CAN (Controlled Area Notice for Kauri Dieback)
  3. If you have any cold or flu symptoms, or been in contact with someone who has Covid please do not come.

Slightly harder level of difficulty than standard hikes but it won't bother regular hikers. Good level of fitness required. There are a couple of stream crossings including a river to cross, so you will get wet feet. On our 1 - 5 difficulty rating this is a 3.5 due to distance and steep hills. Please make sure you are ok to hike at a moderate pace including up hills before RSVPing.

Walking Time just over 6 hours including breaks. This will test your fitness!

The start and end of the hike are on gravel roads. Some steep uphill parts in Ernies Track.

Distance: approx. 15km

Led by Mike F. (mob[masked]))

Please bring a gold coin donation ($1 or $2) to help cover website costs for running the group.

A great hike in the Hunuas around Upper Mangatawhiri Reservoir. Features of this hike include the dam, reservoir, views from high points on Ernies Track, a disused mine, and native forest…here’s the plan…

Arrive 9.15am at Upper Mangatawhiri Dam carpark, Waterline Rd (carpark is next to the campsite & toilets)

9.30am – start hiking up Waterline Rd

Continue hiking via Ernies track and return via Lilburne Rd

3.30pm – approx. finishing time

Bring - Normal hiking gear and have warm base layers like merino or thermal clothes on or in your pack in case of bad weather, a raincoat, strong footwear with great grip. A hiking pole is also useful for some of the steeper sections.

Food - Bring your own lunch, snacks, fruit and enough water (min 2l)

Also please bring a change of clothes and footwear particularly if carpooling.

No guests. If you have friends who want to come get them to join Auckland Outdoors. If you can no longer attend please update your RSVP immediately to allow others to join. If you cancel within 24hrs or don't show up this will be counted as a No Show. 3 No Shows will mean you cannot join another event for 6 months.

Suggest carpooling. Please comment when you rsvp whether you need a lift / can offer lifts, which part of Auckland and your mobile number. It’s up to you to arrange this among yourselves. Please bring $20 cash for your drivers if carpooling.

Be sure to read all the details before you RSVP.

I look forward to sharing this walk with you all!


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Wairere Falls loop track, Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park

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