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Ernies Track, Central Hunua Ranges

  • 17 Mar 2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • The Strand, Takapuna


Registration is closed

Members please register by 7pm Friday 15 March 

Non-members please contact Organiser to register and assess suitability. 

Embark on an adventure through the picturesque Hunua Ranges. We commence at Mangatawhiri Dam, where we’ll follow an anti-clockwise route around the reservoir. Initially, we’ll ascend Lilburne Road, leading us to the Piggots Hut & Campsite. The distance party will detour onto Rata Ridge track.  All groups will then ascend on Ernies' track to a viewpoint at 497 meters, offering breathtaking vistas. Our descent leads to the Mangatawhiri River, and return to the bus along the reservoir’s western edge.

Expect a tramp lasting approximately 5-6 hours, featuring steep hills, a stream crossing, and potentially slippery and muddy terrain. For additional track details, see this report.

Depart 8.00 am The Strand,

Cost:   $20 Members
             $25 Non members 
             $5   Juniors

Organiser:   John Lamb
Phone:         021 227 3614 (ALL newbies, please phone, no texts) 

Driver:          Pierre

Map: OnlinePrintable / GPS

To access the printable maps, download the zipped file, and either:

  • open the zipped file, then drag the files to a new location OR
  • press and hold (or right-click) the zipped file, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions
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