Hillary Trail

Hillary Trail
Section 1
Arataki Visitor Centre to Karamatura Valley
Beautiful forest and the Lower Huia Dam en route to Huia.
Time: 4-5hours, Distance: 12.3 km
Section 2
Karamatura Valley to Whatipu
One of the most dramatic and stunning parts of the trail with steep ascents and descents.
Time: 5-6 hours, Distance: 10km
Section 3
Whatipu to Karekare
Solid climbs, great views, a spectacular valley, sand dunes and wetlands.
Time: 4-5 hours, Distance: 10.2 km
Section 4
Karekare to Piha
Journey between these two iconic beaches via the highest sea cliffs in the Auckland region
Time: 4-5 hours, Distance: 11 km
Section 5
Piha to Anawhata Farm
Walk the black sands of Piha Beach before climbing to Anawhata Farm.
Time: 1½ -2 hours, Distance: 4.7 km
Section 6
Anawhata Farm to Te Henga
Steep climbs in and out of Anawhata Stream gorge, Lake Wainamu and giant sand dunes.
Time: 5-6 hours, Distance: 12.5 km
Section 7
Te Henga to Muriwai Beach
Exposed cliff top walkway with amazing views, some steep climbs finishing at Muriwai Beach.
Time: 5-6 hours, Distance: 15 km
Section 8
Swanson link (alternate finish)
This section is closed due to track closures for Kauri Protection
Time: 7.5-8.5hrs, Distance: 18.5km