Please find below a brief guide on several walking tracks in the greater Kumeu area. For more detailed information it is highly recommended that your first stop is at the Kumeu Visitor Information Centre, where the friendly and knowledgeable staff have a bounty of information available.
Huapai Riverbank. S.H.16 – Oraha Rd, Huapai. 5-15mins. Walkway alongside tributary of Kumeu River next to library/council offices. Mature totara trees scattered along riverbank.
Waimauku Reserves. Buttercup Pl, Sarah Todd Ln, Roselia Gr, Freshfields, Glasgow Park, Waimauku. 15-30mins. A series of reserve walkways linked together through settlement. Final link to Glasgow Park.
Kerr-Taylor Reserve. Taylor Rd, Waimauku. Walks from 30 – 60 mins. Private reserve with beautiful native bush. Big kauri tree. Steep in some areas.
Muriwai Regional Park. Motutara Rd, Muriwai. West Coast Regional Park with several walkways and views of the gannet colony, pillow lava formations, rugged west coast scenery. Range of short and long walks via loop tracks at Domain Cres, Oaia Rd, Edwin Mitchelson Rd and Waitea Rd.
Te Henga – Goldies Bush. Bethells Rd – Horseman Rd, Waitakere.. 3 – 4 hrs each way. Starts at north end of Bethells Beach, follows coastal clifftop track across farmland, 500m up Constable Rd into Goldies Bush and Mokoroa waterfall. Separate entrance to bush from Horseman Rd. Note: this walk crosses private land and is closed for lambing 1 Aug – 1 Oct. DOC/RDC
Woodhill Forest. Restal & Rimmer Roads, Woodhill. Extensive pine forest extending from Muriwai to top of South Head providing a variety of recreation activities including motorsport, mountain biking and horse riding. For further details on these activities contact forest headquarters on 0800 RECRE8 0800 732 738.
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