Easy gravelled track leaves Piha Road, just before Karekare Road turnoff and descends to Ussher Cross (30 minutes); continues across Glen Esk Stream, climbs a ridge and continues up gentle grade along south side of ridge through young kauri groves to Home 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.
Distance:2.0 km Time:1.0 hour Wheelchair access:No Pram access:No
How to get to Piha
Head along the north-western motorway. Get off at Lincoln Rd. At the end of Lincoln Rd turn into Great North Rd. At first set of lights turn right into Henderson Valley Rd. At roundabout take Forest Hill Rd and drive to end. Turn right into West Coast rd. At end of West Coast Rd turn right into Scenic Drive. Take Piha Rd at junction 200M on. Stay on Piha Rd and it ends at Piha Beach.