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Morepork Crossroads, Northland

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Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


1:30 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:45 (Fast)



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. 

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Moderate Single Track: 50%

Easy Single Track: 50%

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  • Access

    Small layby & signpost for the Te Araroa Trail

    23 km

    30 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Very patchy.

    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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