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Mt Heale Hut, Aotea Conservation Park

Island healing

Lying 90km from Auckland as the kākā flies, Great Barrier Island/Aotea might seem like a logical destination for local trampers. But few venture there. The main hurdle to visiting seems...

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Distance
4.08km
Grade
Easy / Moderate
Time
Aotea Road to Mt Heale Hut, 3-3.5hr; to Whangaparapara Rd via Peach Tree and Kaitoke Hot Springs Tracks, 3.5-4hr
Accom.
Mt Heale Hut ($15, 20 bunks)
Access
From Aotea Road. Regular flights from Auckland land at Claris. Ferry services operate to Port Fitzroy and Tryphena
Map
AY34

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