Te Toiokawharu

Although bushclad and marked only with a signpost, the summit of Te Toiokawharu is the highest point of the Waitakere Ranges, and is only around 25 km from central Auckland.

You can do a nice loop tramp to the highest point in the Waitakeres by heading up the Karamatura Track, then turning north up the Huia Ridge track, and finally bagging Te Toiokawharu as you return via the Twin Peaks track. Of course, you could also do the loop in the opposite direction.

All the tracks in this area are of tramping standard, with narrow sections, and plenty of tree roots to step around and over. The tracks in this area can also be very muddy after rain.

For a comprehensive description of the tramp up Te Toiokawharu, see the tramper.co.nz Te Toiokawharu page.

List Status Official
Elevation 474 m (1,555 ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Auckland
Location Coordinates 36° 59′ 5″ S, 174° 32′ 13″ E
Nearest Town/s Aukland
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 4-6 hours (return)
Distance 10.6 km (6.6 mi)
Start/End Points Huia Road
Difficulty Help.gif Medium
Track conditions Help.gif Path, Track
Season Help.gif All year
Sights Kauri trees
Hazards Mud , Slippery

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