Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Harataonga Coastal Walkway

Claris, Auckland

Submitted by Vicky Youngman

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 23

Gnarl Factor: 23

11.7km

330m

310m

132m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Back country - remote

Point to Point (one way)

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Coastal

Run Makeup

90%
10%

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +10.9%

Average Downhill Gradient: -10.9%

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Estimated Times to Run

2:00

Slow

1:30

Moderate

1:00

Fast

The track is very well marked and easy to follow. There are DOC signs at each end of the track. The track is mostly gravel, forest floor or grassy terrain. There is a couple of small sections where the clay track can be slippery and clingy when wet.

The track has great views of the coastline and nearby Rakitu Island.

There is great and ample parking at the Harataonga Camping Area.Turn off the main road (Aotea Road) onto Harataonga Road which is a rough gravel road (suitable for a car) leading you to the camping area. The alternative end of the track is on the Aotea Road which has limited roadside parking.

17 km

29 minutes

Unknown

No

Easy.

None

Very patchy.

Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

Water is available at the Harataonga Camping Area, however it is recommended to boil it first. Toilets are also available at the campsite.

Small slippery and clingy clay track section. Also being a coastal track a cold wind may be an issue in the cooler months.

The track is also open for mountain biking.

Claris Store
Claris
A freezer full of ice cream and nice cold drinks!

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Trail Reviews

What Julia said.... amazing trail, amazing views - keep your camera handy!

Murray Sparks

October 26, 2020

Ran most of the Harataonga Coastal Trail over NY - was beautiful and as Julia says, very runnable. Great views as well!

Ian Gilmour

January 6, 2020

This is a GREAT run! The trail is very runnable so you can push the pace if you want to, but do stop every now and then for the stunning views. One of my favorite runs in nz so far

Julia Anderson

October 31, 2019

This is a GREAT run! The trail is very runnable so you can push the pace if you want to, but do stop every now and then for the stunning views. One of my favorite runs in nz so far

Julia Anderson

October 31, 2019

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