Auckland Baptist Tramping Club

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Due to the Auckland council closing the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park to try and manage the Kauri Dieback, and it was decided to move to the Hunua Ranges. This was a good tramping day as the weather was overcast and a gentle breeze to keep us cool.

We left Bracken Ave at 8:15am for a drive of 1 hour to the main information area at Waharau Regional Park. The trip home was longer due to the motorway congestion around Takanini, 1 hour 20 min.

The tramp was there and back taking the Waharau Ridge track to the junction of the Kohukohunui Track this follows the ridge on a well-formed track to Adams Lookout, a high point on the lower ridge, from here you can do a loop, but my fellow tramper was not in the mood. The time for our there and back was 6 hours including stops.

Since most of the Waitakere Ranges were now closed the tramps in the Hunua Ranges are an option with many tracks to be ticked off the list. One climatic consideration you need to take into consideration that in the Hunuas clouds tend to roll in quickly and do obscure the views.  

COST: travel from The Bracken $12-60
DISTANCE: 14.1km
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