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Okura Bush, Auckland

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Okura BushBeginner

Submitted by Sean McWilliams

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Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush


1:30 (Slow)
1:05 (Moderate)
0:45 (Fast)



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Easy entrance off of Haigh's Access Rd, where there is plentiful parking. It's a single track out-and-back. Some really good climbs, and lots of stairs. Most of the track is covered by bush, and there is also a beach option around the headland accessible at low-tide.

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Features of interest

Lots of beautiful native bush. At the halfway point there is a lovely old homestead and a dotterel nesting area on the beach.

Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 10%

Easy Single Track: 90%

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  • Access

    Drive down Haigh's Access Rd (off of East Coast Rd).

    There is plenty of parking at the track entrance.

    25 km

    25 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    No wrong turns, this is a single-track course.

    Perfect throughout.

    Short-sleeved thermal top, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map.

    There are taps at Dacre Cottage (halfway point).

    Can get muddy after rain in some places so exercise caution, particularly on stair descents.

    Several steep stair descents; it would be very easy to take a tumble of roll an ankle, so be cautious.

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