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Goldschmidt Panoramic Trail, Northland

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Goldschmidt Panoramic TrailBeginner

Submitted by Mike Tennent

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Urban fringe

Out and Back

Very hilly

Native bush
Plantation/exotic forest
Open ridges/tops


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



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The climb starts straight away with quite a few steps thrown it. After barely 200m and having already climbed over 50m you come to an intersection, the sign for the trail points left, but take a right here and climb the trail to the top for some epic views.

Once you've taken that in and snapped a few good shots, head back down to that intersection and this time carry on. The trail now winds its way down to a street. Look over the street and slightly right and you will see the next entry, then start climbing again to the highest point of the trail (just) and some more great views. About halfway up this climb there is an intersection where the trail appears to head straight ahead but there are steps up to the left... take the steps.

After hitting the high spot you will again head down to another street, this time right next to a set of security gates. Cross the road in front of the gates and carry on, you will climb for a bit and come out onto a sealed driveway, turn left and head slightly down the drive and you will see the next entry. This is the last climb. Head up until you come to the end of a cul-de-sac with a chain across. Then turn around and head back the way you came, minus the first extra climb to the lookout.

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Features of interest

Some of the best views you will get over Mangawhai Heads, the river and coast and the coastal islands.

Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 20%

Moderate Single Track: 65%

Easy Single Track: 10%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 0%

Gravel Road: 0%

Sealed Road: 5%

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  • Access

    Get on to Wintle Street in Mangawhai Heads and drive to the end, there you will find the beach carpark. On the ocean side of the carpark there is a large white rock... to the left of the rock you should see a small sign pronouncing the start of the trail.

    Plenty of parking

    7 km

    9 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Take note on the way up where you exited from trails so that you don't miss them on the way back.

    Generally good.

    Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    No water although you are frequently close to houses so I guess you could ask.

    At places it looked like it could be very slippery and treacherous if it got wet enough to be muddy... which up here would be seldom.

    Steep steps up and down

  • Post run indulgence

    6 Wood Street, Mangawhai Heads
    Not a massive burger fan but these guys do a very nice burger!

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