Hakarimata Scenic Reserve, North Island

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  • Good challenge, nice workout if you have couple hours to spare during the weekend. Can be challenging for first timer. Lots of motivation labels on the way to help you reach the summit. Not far from H...  more »
  • This was our first time and it was awesome . We started from the waterworks and went from there . A very popular track and most people were very courteous . Track is well maintained and despite recent...  more »
  • This walk was fabulous - very hard work, though. The walk to the summit from Brownlee Ave in Ngaruawahia has 1349 steps! It is not for the faint-hearted. Both my husband and I loved it. If you are not...  more »
  • Prepare yourself for a good workout up those stairs. You will be well rewarded with a spectacular view from the top and even good views from the half way rest point. A very popular attraction for locals, so be warned if you want a more private hike in nature. Good for those who don't mind a little company. Some good trails available from this location. A quick trip up to the hidden waterfall for some meditation. A longer trip up to the summit view point for those who enjoy a bit of a challenge. As well as connections to several longer tracks across the Hakarimata Ranges for those seeking a day long escape. Decent amount of parking available as well toilet facilities.
  • Love this place and wish there were more nationwide & locally. The steps allow you to get up under the canopy of beautiful native flora and it beats a stepper in a gym hands down. The quiet is great for mental health. Be warned the steps are not for the light hearted though. Thanks to the community for allowing this to be built and as soon as I'm fit enough Ill help carry some gravel up to contribute to its upkeep.
  • 7.5 hours worth of fun. Bring sturdy shoes. Prepare for dirt and dampness. Lots of roots and unprepared track. We walked form Parker road all the way to far end. I would recommend going they other way as the far end is all in the sun. Do that in the morning. Have fun!
  • Hard work followed by an amazing pay off. Prepare to have you mind and body challenged as you climb up the Hakarimata steps. This is an extremely popular spot, so expect to have to park on the road. Great for working those leg muscles climbing above the hight of the Auckland Sky Tower.
  • We did the 2 km and the 8 km trail with our kids. Both with different and nice challenges. We loved it, but the Rail trail is not so well organized/signalized on the way back, if you go to the road...
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