Trail maps and
(Directions below and as attachment)
See related files.
Directions to various tracks:
Directions to Hunua Regional Park
Take Southern Motorway and
get off at Papakura.
Turn left (towards
Papakura) onto Beach Road.
Go straight through two
sets of lights onto Settlement Road (past cemetery)
Stay on Settlement road
till you come to intersection (without roundabout), turn right onto
Hunua Road (it has a sign for Hunua)
Follow this past industrial
area and into gorge, and follow road for quite along way and go
through Hunua township.
Keep on Hunua road, past
Head Road on left until you come to Moumoukai Road on the left (it
has a big Hunua Regional park sign). Take this road. It changes
from sealed to gravel.
Go past first dam turnoff
(on left) and follow road until top of hills, through gate, and
down the hill towards the Mangatawhiri Dam. When you get to the
bottom of the hill you can take a right towards the gate, or park
there or at the picnic
area further along (toilets there).
Race HQ – start/finish will
be at the camp ground car par – where toilets and Map / Information
Directions for Riverhead
(Ararimu Valley Road)
The venue will be at the Barlow Road Picnic Area off
Ararimu Valley Road in the Riverhead Forest.
This is northwest of Auckland city off State Highway
Allow about 45 minutes to drive there from central
If travelling along State Highway 16 from Auckland, turn
right at the Allerly House and travel along Old North Road for
Turn right onto Ararimu Valley Road and travel another 5km
until you arrive at the Barlow Road Picnic Area.
If you reach the 2nd one lane bridge you have gone too
Directions to Whitford
Forest Race venue
You could get to Whitford
Village via Howick (then see below), or through the Flat Bush area
A longer route – but more
straight forward you could use is:
- Travel on Southern
Motorway (from city) – get off at Manakau exit, turn left onto
Redoubt Road, follow this up to the top of the hill, follow the
crest of hill and turn left onto Murphy’s Road.
- Follow Murphy’s Road past
Thomas Road (on left), thought Flatbush School Road intersection,
then turn right onto Ormiston Road, follow this up over the hill
(becomes Sandstone Road).
- At the end of this road
turn left onto Whitford Park Road, turn right at round-a-bout onto
Whitford-Maraetai Road (through Whitford Village).
- Travel about 10 minutes,
past Trig Road (on right), past Quarry Road (on right), past
Waikopua Road (on right), travel up a hill with a passing lane –
move to right hand lane at the top of the hill and turn right into
small tarsealed road (Matariki Forest).
- Go through the gate follow
gravel road till you reach the event area. You should be able to
park along ONE side of “Main Road”. I will check out options on
Saturday and mark parking area and assign people to direct