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Anzac Loop, Auckland

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Anzac LoopBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Tracy Southern

Info Info

Trail Information

12.00km

245m

245m

 

Auckland

Auckland

Urban fringe

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Plantation/exotic forest

Beginner - Intermediate

1:45 (Slow)
1:20 (Moderate)
1:00 (Fast)

-5.5%

+3.4%

The tracks are great for this loop even after a lot of rain.

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Description

An easy route to navigate. When you enter the forest gate on Robinson go straight ahead and then turn right at Whakatahi Rd, a lovely downhill to start with and then continues to a lovely little climb. At the top of Whakatahi turn left and keep going until you see the yellow sign post for Anzac Rd, then head down Anzac Rd which goes on for about 3 km.

Stick to the main wide track as there are a lot of smaller trails off the main track, at the very bottom turn right you will see that you are now on Campbell Rd, Keep going along Campbell Rd for about a km, until you see Long Bush Rd on your right. You now have a nice 3km climb coming up as you head up Long Bush Rd. Keep going all the way up again, staying on the main track, going straight past Spindlay which will be on your left. Keep on the track all the way up until you reach Whakatahi Rd on your left, then head back down Whakatahi and back to the car park! And you're done!


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Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 10%

Gravel Road: 90%


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  • Access

    The start point is from Robinson Rd, If you venture down Sunnyside Rd from Coatesville, Robinson Rd is on the left after the first bridge. Travel all the way up Robinson Rd to the top, and park outside the forest gates.

    Never had a problem parking my car outside the gates, the car park is fairly small, but I always seem to find a park without any issues

    27 km

    30 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    On Anzac just stay on the main track. Do the same on the way back up Long Bush - stay on the main gravel road

    Very patchy.

    Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    Nowhere to fill up the water bottles

    Down the bottom of Anzac Rd can get a little muddy but nothing that would be to difficult to run in even in winter

    The bottom of Anzac has a few stony bits, but nothing that should be an issue.

  • Post run indulgence

    Black Cottage Cafe
    Coatesville Riverhead Highway
    Great coffee and pretty nice food to

    Aroma Cafe
    Albany Village
    Great coffee and a pretty decent breakfast

    The Beekeppers Wife
    Riverhead
    Good coffee and good food

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