The Fenceline track was upgraded only a few years ago and now has a good surface layer to minimise some of the famous Waitakere mud. In addition, a few of the steeper sections of the track have been realigned. For those wanting a full day walk, combining the Fence Line Track with the Upper Kauri and Long Road tracks provides a great loop option taking you through some of the most beautiful forest within the park.
Fence Line Track details
From Simla, the Fence Line Track descends past Robinson Ridge Track down to edge of the reservoir, the follows the lake edge and crosses over Saddle Dam to the Waitakere Dam Walk. The track then veers sharply left uphill before descending steeply through kauri-covered spur to meet the Auckland City Walk.
What to expect
Suitable for people of reasonable fitness and experience.
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.
Theft from vehicles is not common but unfortunately can happen.
You should take the same reasonable precautions you take when parking at other locations and remember to lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you.