Home / Trips / Auckland

Mt Auckland Walkway, Atuanui Forest

Google Earth view of the Mt Auckland Walkway route
Area
Atuanui Forest
Distance
5.68km
Time
2-4hr
Grade
Easy
Access
From Auckland travel 85km via Northwestern Motorway, Helensville and Kaukapakapa to turn-off. Car park is 3km up Glorit-Kaipara Hills Rd
Map
AZ30
GPX File
Mt Auckland Walkway (gpx, yo 4 KB)
Your device does not support GPX files. Please try a different device.
A well-marked track climbs a logging road through pines to a hilltop barn, then drops to reach a small saddle. After about 20 minutes there is a DoC signpost near the bush fringe. After 10 minutes in open rainforest, a detour leads down a 200m spur to a stand of mature kauri. The summit trig (305m) is gained after 90-minutes. A poled route drops through private property and ends under a grove of macrocarpa on SH16. Allow 45 minutes from the trig station. (Note that access through this farm is closed for lambing from August - September.)