Track Details

  • Arataki Visitor Centre to Karamatura: 11km, 4-5 hrs
  • Karamatura to Pararaha: 14.5km, 8-9 hrs
  • Pararaha to Craw campsite: 17km, 8-9 hrs
  • Craw to Muriwai: 27km, 11 - 12 hrs

The Hillary Trail connects a network of existing regional park tracks and basic backpacker campgrounds. It takes trampers through the Waitakere Ranges, past the Arataki Visitor Centre, Huia, Whatipu, Karekare, Piha, Anawhata, and either winding north to Muriwai via the Department of Conservation's Te Henga Walkway, or through Cascade Kauri Park and onto Swanson. Trampers can also choose a public transport option, beginning their journey at Titirangi and connecting with the train at Swanson.

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