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Front country - easily accessible
Out and Back
Undulating, small hills only
Many tracks in Northland are expecting work/uprgrades to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. The track is open to the 4.3km junction/ turnaround point and here is a good place to check track status
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An easy undulating out & back run amongst regenerating native bush, turning around at the junction/crossroads of 2 much tougher options. You could either bear right to carry on along the TA trail onwards to Whananaki, or head further down & up & down etc along more technical terrain to the Puriri track & other abounding options at Mimiwhangata.
Make Up of Run
Moderate Single Track: 50%
Easy Single Track: 50%
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Small layby & signpost for the Te Araroa Trail
Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
BYO! I wouldn't risk topping up from the creek, due to DOC's predator pest control poisoning operations.
Can get slippery after rain
Slippery clay & sneaky tree roots!
Post run indulgence
Hikurangi Home Cookery
45 King St, Hikurangi
Great pies & The Best Walnut Chelsea buns! Nice to grab something economical to takeaway & enjoy scoffing down while taking in the scenery at Waro Lake Reserve which is also a nice place for a warmup or warmdown jaunt . Sadly, the Hika bakery is shut on Sundays!
Miner's Rest Cafe
49 King St, Hikurangi
Great selection of yummy food & coffee and fun to browse the bric-a-brac & antiques in the shop adjacent
The Cafe ( at The Gallery)
1392 Old Russell Rd, Helena Bay
Great views & beautiful artwork to browse
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See other runs nearby:
Whananaki Estuary and Bush
Whananaki Coastal Track