Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Mudbrick Loop

Waiheke Island, Auckland

Submitted by Lyn Stanton

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Grunt Factor: 11

Gnarl Factor: 22

7.3km

340m

340m

100m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Beach

Coastal

Open farmlands

Run Makeup

20%
60%
20%

Sealed Road

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +8.9%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.9%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

1:40

Slow

1:00

Moderate

0:40

Fast

Head south from Mudbrick on Church Bay Rd. After about 0.5km you will see tracks to right and left - ignore these for the moment, you will be here again later. At about 1.2km look for the track signposted to the left. There are toilets here. Enjoy the fast downhill run to the beach through regenerating bush and birdsong.

At Te Wharau Bay turn right and follow the coastal track as it undulates around Park Point via Matarahui Bay and onward to Cable Bay. There are a few short shoreline stretches which could be splashy if the tide is in and waves are high. After Cable Bay the trail turns inland - do not take Cable Bay Lane but look for the signs to Church Bay. Enjoy the next lovely stretch of creekside bush running.

Before Church Bay the coastal track is closed - turn right up a narrow grassy access path across private land. At the top of the hill cross the farm road at the marked gates and enjoy the final bush descent back to the road. Turn left and 0.5km takes you back to Mudbrick.

Lovely coastal views

There is parking at the vineyard if you are eating/staying there. The road is a bit narrow for roadside parking. Or you could walk/run/bike from Oneroa.

14 km

21 minutes

Unknown

No

Moderate.

Keep an eye out for the Te Ara Hura signs. The intersection at Church Bay is slightly confusing - you want the creekside track not the Lane.

Generally good.

Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map.

No water on the route.

Could get wet feet at very high tide.

Mudbrick

Cafes at Oneroa

Trail Legend

Andrew  Shields

Andrew Shields

has completed Mudbrick Loop once in the last year.

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Fastest Known Times (FKTs)

Can be run in either direction

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