A four-day walk in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland.
The Hillary Trail was opened in January 2010, linking together existing tracks with roads to form a multi-day journey. Book campsites along the track by contacting Auckland Council Parks on 09 301 0101 or by visiting the Arataki Visitor Centre. The Te Henga Walkway section may be closed for lambing between 1 August and 1 October. Note that this is a long trail with limited camping options and water supply. Further facilities will be added in future.
- Day 1: Arataki Visitor Centre to Karamatura
11km, 4–5 hours
- Day 2: Karamatura to Pararaha
14.5km 8-9 hours
- Day 3: Pararaha to Craw Campground
17km 8-9 hours
- Day 4: Craw Campground to Muriwai Beach
27km 11-12 hours
Long days, rough and muddy tracks. Grades explained
Campsites require bookings through Auckland Council.
31 hr – 35 hr
Altitude change -420m
|From||Arataki Visitor Centre, Scenic Drive, 6km from Titirangi|