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Mt Auckland Walkway, Atuanui Forest

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Atuanui Forest
From Auckland travel 85km via Northwestern Motorway, Helensville and Kaukapakapa to turn-off. Car park is 3km up Glorit-Kaipara Hills Rd
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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.)

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