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Takapuna Rocks, Auckland

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Takapuna RocksBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Andrew Harvey

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Urban fringe

Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat


Beginner - Intermediate

1:10 (Slow)
0:55 (Moderate)
0:40 (Fast)



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Beautiful run from Milford Beach to Takapuna Beach around the rocks.

Start at the boat ramp down at the north end of Milford Beach. There's a short concrete promenade to keep your feet dry if needed. Then follow the single track along the coastline to Takapuna Beach then nice hard sand run to the turn around at the South end of Takapuna beach. Amazing to run at dawn to see the sun rising over Rangitoto.

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Features of interest

Volcanic rocks, coastline. Views out to Rangitoto, amazing sunrises.

Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 60%

Easy Single Track: 40%

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  • Access

    Starts and finishes at the boat ramp at the end of Milford Beach beside the estuary.

    Lots of free parking at the Milford Reserve beach carpark.

    15 km

    27 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Can be a little busy at peak times. And you will get your feet wet on Milford Beach an hour either side of high tide.

    Perfect throughout.

    First aid kit, Cellphone.

    Water fountain at the start of Takapuna beach in the little park next to the Takapuna campground.

    Can be a little exposed on a windy day. Waves can come up and over the rocks in some places at high tide.

    Volcanic rocks around the coastline can be sharp.

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