Time: 2.5 hours
Type: Tramping Tracks
Distance: 3.0 km
From Lower Huia Dam road, track ascends very steeply (good views) to ‘Tom Thumb’ Kauri, then traverses Twin Peaks and Te Toiokawharu (highest point in Waitakere Ranges – no view) and along undulating ridge to Huia Ridge Track.
What to expect:
Tramping tracks will:
* consist of formed and drained surfaces.
* be signposted at track entrances and key junctions.
Tramping tracks may:
* have structures in permanent wet areas but waterways will not generally be bridged.
Tramping tracks may also have limited track information, and steep grades.
Suitable for people of reasonable fitness and experience.
To get to Huia:
Take the North-Western Motorway to the Great North Rd Exit. Follow Great North Rd onto Ash St which leads onto Rata St. Take Titirangi Rd right through Titirangi Village to the roundabout. Take Huia Rd, travel through Laingholm and Parau to Huia.