Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Campbells to Browns Bay

North Shore City, Auckland

Submitted by Geoff Neal

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 14 ?

Gnarl Factor: 53 ?

10.0km

220m

220m

48m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Plantation/exotic forest

Beach

Coastal

Run Makeup

5%
45%
50%

Sealed Road

Easy Single Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +4.1%

Average Downhill Gradient: -4.0%

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Estimated Times to Run

1:40

Slow

1:20

Moderate

1:00

Fast

Stunning city run! North Shore coastline doesn't get much better. This particular section is excellent as you can get a 10km return run in and barely have to run on any roads. You also cross the two "gauntlet" causeways which are amazing at higher tides.

The path follows the coastline except for a small bit you have to go on the road, and need to look for the steps path down to Brown's Bay. At low tide you can return all the way along the beach and avoid the clifftop parts if desired. The rocks can be slippery and sharp though.

DOG OWNERS PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are only permitted early morning and evening - check actual times with the Council if in doubt.

The two "Gauntlet" causeways near the start/finish at Campbell's Bay. I love this around 2hrs before or after high tide and having to time the waves as they crash over.

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Lots of carparks. Never had a problem. Very safe area.

8 km

16 minutes

Yes

No

Moderate.

The path follows the coastline except for a small bit you have to go on the road, and need to look for the steps path down to Brown's Bay. At low tide you can return all the way along the beach and avoid the clifftop parts if desired. The rocks can be slippery and sharp though.

Perfect throughout.

Windproof jacket, Cellphone

Water available at all the beach parks along the way but it can get very hot in summer so I suggest you run with some.

Very hot on a sunny summers day.

If you take the beach path at low tide at either end of Rothesay Bay then the rocks can be slippery and sharp. You also shouldn't run/walk too close to the cliffs as someone has died from rockfall in the area.

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Trail Reviews

I did this as part of a coastal challenge. Thoroughly awesome fun to be had.

Noeline Best

January 31, 2020

Also on of my regular runs, and if you need a nice long run, continue towards Torbay from Brownsbay, then go through Torbay village towards Long Bay to complete the Long Bay run as well

Chris Joubert

August 12, 2019

My regular run I love it!

Griselda Baard

August 1, 2019

Great run, options for the coastal trails on the beach/rocks (at low-ish tide) or the tracks above.

James Stewart

December 2, 2018

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