Auckland, Mt

Despite its name, Mt Auckland is not located in the heart of Auckland city itself. Nevertheless , Mt Auckland is one the Auckland region’s highest baggable peaks, and the summit provides panoramic views of Kaipara Harbour and Hoteo River estuary. A climb up Mt Auckland peak makes a great half day tramp.


List Status Official
Elevation 305 m (1,001 ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Auckland
Location Coordinates 36° 26′ 43″ S, 174° 27′ 20″ E
Nearest Town/s Warkworth, Auckland
LINZ Topographic map/s AZ30 Kaipara Harbour
Geology Sedimentary
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 1.5 hours (return)
Distance 7 km (4.3 mi)
Start/End Points Glorit-Kaipara Hills Rd
Difficulty Help.gif Medium
Track conditions Help.gif Marked Route
Season Help.gif Oct to July (closed for lambing Aug/Sept)
Sights Views
Hazards Mud


Well sign posted from Kaipara Coast Highway, this track starts from Kaipara Hills Rd.

The first part is over farmland and apart from a short steep bit was fairly easy to negotiate. The track disappears into the bush and even in rain you are well covered and would hardly notice.

Up by the trig, there’s a viewing platform with awesome views over the Kaipara Harbour. You can also see Mt Tatamoe, Bream Head, Hen and Chickens, Dome Summit, Mt Tamahunga, Little Barrie and the Coromandel.

For more information on the walk and access information, see Mt Auckland Atuanui Walkway at the DOC website.

Google Earth Map

NZ Topographic Map

Height Profile

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