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6 Foot Track - NZ Style, Northland

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6 Foot Track - NZ StyleBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Mike Tennent

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Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Plantation/exotic forest
Open ridges/tops

Beginner - Intermediate

1:15 (Slow)
0:50 (Moderate)
0:35 (Fast)



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Pretty straightforward. Follow the DOC orange triangles. Early on the trail is pretty much all runnable with only a a gentle uphill slope with the odd technical bit. The higher you go the more tech bits that pop up. Eventually you come to a fence with a stile and a DOC sign on the other side. For the sake of this trip you are heading left up the 4WD track to Framptons Hut. The other trail heads up to the top of Hauturu.

Head up the 4WD track and once there you can check out the hut.... pretty old-school but well looked after. I then kept on up the hill to try and find a good view... after several hundred metres it became apparent that I wasn't going to get one, so turned and headed back down. You can do the extra for some vert if you want or head straight back from the hut. A really enjoyable after-work jaunt, enough gentle climbing to get the body warmed up and plenty of great views.

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Features of interest

A few fantastic views over the Hokianga

Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 25%

Moderate Single Track: 25%

Easy Single Track: 25%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 25%

Gravel Road: 0%

Sealed Road: 0%

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  • Access

    About 5km East of Opononi you will find Mountain Road. Head up this gravel road for about 5km.

    Right at the top of the road is a settlement of houses and huts. Work your way through these and you will see the DOC sign..You can park beside the road here. In winter it may require a 4WD vehicle.

    Not much parking but not much competition for it either!

    52 km

    47 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Look for the orange triangles, they can be a bit spars but you should find them.


    Waterproof leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries.

    Quite a few wee streamlets and a good strong stream just over halfway up.

    Some muddy bits even in a hot dry summer, looked like it could be a bit boggy in winter but this is the far north, so I guess it will probably be ok.

    A few steep fall-offs to be wary of and a couple of trails built over slips.

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