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Best Kept Secret

This 3km hike is one of Auckland's best kept secrets and allows amazing views out to the ocean. The... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Gem9294
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Auckland, New Zealand
Closest thing to South Island Views up on the North Island

Really awesome hike! We did the Omanawanui to Puriri to Kura Route (Counter Clockwise) When you... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
KenV-NZ
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Nov 18, 2017
“Best Kept Secret”
Apr 17, 2017
“Great walk but quite a challenge”
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Whatipu Road, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This 3km hike is one of Auckland's best kept secrets and allows amazing views out to the ocean. The hike takes approximately 2 hours return with a break at the top. The best parking is the small roadside carpark near the Puriri ridge track starting...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

More of a challenge than expected. I'd not do that part of the Hillary trail again for a nice scenic walk and i'd focus on the other walks in the area. More for the serious tramper.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Really awesome hike! We did the Omanawanui to Puriri to Kura Route (Counter Clockwise) When you first start off you leave from the Information Shelter towards the beach and you head straight up the first hill. Since we were all fresh it was good to...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Wonderful half day hike at the rugged Waitakere Ranges (arguably the best). Stunning views of the Manukau Harbour, Manukau Heads, & Whatipu Beach. I recommend ending the hike at Whatipu as this will involve more descent than upward climb. There are some steep climbs/ descents...More

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