Okura Bush Walkway- Auckland
Walk or run...lovely Kauri Forest - a great one for introducing a friend or mother/auntie to tramping. And, restore your own sanity in a jiffy!
A bit of heaven in Auckland. Nice forest, and not well frequented in winter as Akldrs don't like mud (yup - blouses). Great for a trail run, or a walk with light shoes. Go at high tide and jump in for a dip at the beach. Who cares if it's winter, go on!
- Haighs Access Rd to Dacre Cottage 4.8 km, 1.5 hours one way.
- Haighs Access Rd to Stillwater 8 km, 3 hours one way.
Those times are from DOC, (for more click this) so it'd be less if you're a keen walker. Or, you can run it at a mild and vaguely distracted pace, 1 hour return to Dacre Cottage. If you don't feel like the hundredsteps section today then zip around the rockshelf.
NB Be careful leaving your car at the roadend esp. weekends after dark. Don't leave valuables. Or just leave it up the road outside one of the homesteads to be sure.
|Time||1 hr – 3 hr|
|From||Only 20mins from city - 2 options: Haighs Access Rd, off East Coast Rd (sthn end), and Stillwater Rd (nthn). Haighs is the nicest by far - straight into forest! The other one takes you across wide muddy farmtrack terrain, thru macroca|