William, Mt

A peak bagging trip to summit of Mt William provides an easy walk just south of Auckland’s Bombay Hills. You can take a short detour to a kauri grove, and at the summit you will be rewarded with views of the Firth of Thames and the west coast.

For more details on the walk, see DOC Mt William walkway page

List Status Official
Elevation 373 m (1,224 ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Auckland
Location Coordinates 37° 12′ 29″ S, 175° 1′ 24″ E
Nearest Town/s Aukland
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 3 hours (return)
Distance 3.5 km (2.2 mi)
Start/End Points McMillan Rd or Puketutu Rd
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Track conditions Help.gif Path, Track
Season Help.gif October to July (closed for lambing Aug/Sept)
Sights Views , Native trees, views to Firth of Thames

Getting There


Simply head south out of Auckland (assuming that’s where you’re coming from!) and turn on to State Highway 2 as if going to the Coromandel. About 1.5 km east of the SH1/SH2 intersection, turn into Irish Rd, and then left into McMillan Rd.

If you want to start from the Puketutu end of the walk, take the Beaver Rd exit off SH1, and drive along Beaver Rd East, turn right on to Razorback Rd, and then left into Puketutu Rd.

Google Earth Map

NZ Topographic Map

Height Profile

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