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Huia Dam Road

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From the locked gate on top of the Lower Huia Dam, a gravel road initially meanders beside the reservoir before climbing steeply over a small hill. It then follows the Huia Valley, by-passing Smiths Road (30 minutes) and Christies Track (50 minutes) to the Upper Huia Dam. Note: The gates at the entrance to the dam are now locked at all times and visitors can no longer drive past this point. Walkers should add about 15 minutes to all track times if starting from this point.


Huia Dam Road details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Huia' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 6.0 km
Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Wheelchair access: No
Pram access: Yes. This track follows a gravel service road closed to public vehicles. There are uphill sections with a rougher surface so the track is more suitable to buggies with larger wheels. Note: The track from the bottom of the Upper Huia Dam to the top is not suitable for prams.

What to expect

Walking tracks should be suitable for people with reasonable fitness levels.

Walking tracks will:
  • Have easy to moderate grades with mostly compacted and drained surfaces.
  • Be well sign-posted with directional signs at track entrances and junctions and have safety signs where required.
Walking tracks may:
  • Have steps on excessively steep areas.
  • Have timber boardwalks and bridges over permanent wet areas and waterways.
  • Have seats and maintained views at areas of interest.

Security

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.


Maps

All Huia tracks