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1100 Steps to WOW!, Northland

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1100 Steps to WOW!Beginner

Submitted by Mike Tennent

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Trail Information

3.70km

360m

360m

 

Northland

Whangarei

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Very hilly

Native bush
Coastal
Open ridges/tops

Beginner

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

-19.1%

+19.1%

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Description

No chance of getting lost here.... head from the carpark up to the lower lookout, take a pic or two... then head through the footwash for your shoes and start climbing. Little spurts of runnable semi-flat and all those steps, but so worth it at the top. When you've been there, taken the pics and sucked it all in, return the same way.


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Features of interest

Views, rocks, views and more views... and over 1100 steps (each way)!


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 5%

Moderate Single Track: 10%

Easy Single Track: 85%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 0%

Gravel Road: 0%

Sealed Road: 0%


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  • Access

    Head from Whangarei towards Whangarei Heads... when you get to Whangarei Heads Village, look for Mt Manaia Club on your left, head into there and down to the bottom carpark and you will see the start of the trail.

    Quite a lot of parking.

    28 km

    30 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Generally good.

    Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    None

    Up top is exposed, so strong winds could make it dodgy.

    There are dangerous drop-offs up top especially, however common sense will keep you safe.

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