ElevationAscent: 477' 145 m
Descent: -431' -131 m
High: 434' 132 m
Low: 8' 2 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)
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“A short loop with a lot of variety and some nice views across the water.”— Kristen McGlynn
As you climb, views of the Puhoi River, Mahurangi, Kawau Island, and the Tawharanui Peninsula open up around you. This land was once the site of a Māori pā (a fortified settlement or defended fortification), and placards along the way highlight the strategic importance of this high jutting peninsula, located between the mouths of the Puhoi and Waiwera rivers.
Once you have enjoyed taking in the views and learning about the history of the land, continue south and down a similarly steep hillside toward Kokoru Bay. This section of the track is less-maintained and requires a bit more careful footing. Eventually, you'll pop out of the trees at Kokoru Bay on the Waiwera estuary. From here, it is a short and easy excursion back along the main entrance road to return to the main parking lot.
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Land Manager: Auckland City Council