North Shore Tramping Club
Part of the Te Araroa Trail, this tramp starts at the entrance to the Brookby Quarry on Kimpton’s Road. We follow the loose gravel Kimpton’s Road for 250 metres, then go over the stile into rough paddock. Then we follow the fence line and head up and over another stile. After a very steep climb to the top, there’s a great view of the quarry.
We exit briefly onto Kimpton’s Road before going over another stile and have a steep climb following the fence line. Yet another stile and a brief stop at the trig. We go back following the fence line along a track cut through gorse. Great view of the Wairoa River and the gulf from the next high point. Over another stile and follow a very rough track of sorts that eventually intersects with the Clevedon Reserve circuit. We go right here and climb the wooden lookout and enjoy the great 360-degree views. Then down the track that has many steps. Turning left at the bottom, we head for a small waterfall where there’s seating for a nice lunch stop.
We take a look around Camp Sladdin and the reserve, and complete the loop by going up the right-hand track that climbs back to the intersection, then retrace our steps to the bus.
Depart: 9.00am from 5 The Strand, Takapuna
Organiser: Ralph Martin - phone 022 600 5730 (updated)
Map: Online / Printable / GPS