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Port Jackson - Wharekaiatua Pa, Waikato

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Port Jackson - Wharekaiatua PaBeginner

Submitted by Leon Klijmeij

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Trail Information

6.90km

175m

175m

 

Waikato

Coromandel

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Beach
Coastal

Beginner

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

-6.8%

+6.0%

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Description

From the Port Jackson DOC campground follow Fletcher Bay Road for about 3 km until you reach the top of Muriwai Hilltop.
Turn left onto the Muriwai Walk track and follow the ridge. At the end of the ridge make your way down to the beach and follow this till you are back at the campground.


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Features of interest

Stunning coastal views across to Great Barrier and the Hauraki Gulf.


Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 60%

Gravel Road: 40%


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  • Access

    Start point of the run is at Port Jackson DOC campground

    No public transport.
    Port Jackson is about 55 km north of Coromandel. From Coromandel take the Colville Road for about 22 km until the Whangaahei Junction, then turn left and follow the Port Jackson Road until you get to Fantail Bay. From Fantail Bay follow the road for a futher 8 km.
    Drive along Fletcher Bay Road till you get to the Port jackson DOC Campground.
    Please make sure that you fill up your car before leaving Coromandel town.

    55 km

    83 minutes

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  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Generally good.

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

    You'll need to take your own

    Track should be fine all year around.
    The road to get to Port Jackson can be closed due to slips. It pays to check before heading out there.

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