Route: From Anawhata Road, opposite Chateau Mosquito Track entrance, track descends steeply with some steps, then follows valley floor over rough, indistinct route to Marawhara Stream at site of old dam. NB: Extreme caution required when going downstream from here.
What to expect:
- Lightly cut marked or unmarked tracks,
- Often steep.
- Streams, rivers may be unbridged.
- Boots recommended.
- Suitable for fit, well equipped and experienced people.
How to get to Anawhata:
From Auckland City, use SH 16 (North West motorway) Exit at Great North Rd. Follow Great North Rd, Ash St, Rata St, Titirangi Rd to Titirangi Village. At the end of the village, go through roundabout on to Scenic Drive. Follow Scenic Drive until the Piha turnoff is reached. Follow Piha Rd until Anawhata Rd (first road on right hand side). Follow Anawhata Rd until the end(Anawhata Rd is gravel and very narrow and winding – please take care).
Distance from Auckland CBD: 40 km