Lower Mangatawhiri Track

Important notice

The Lower Mangatawhiri Track is now open - trampers are advised to take care following forestry operations. In places the track may have treefalls from these operations.

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Tramping track

Starting at the top of Moumoukai Road, this track closely follows the park boundary and an exotic forest before descending to the Lower Mangatawhiri. Follow an old bulldozed track crossing farmland and the Mangatawhiri River. Carry on downstream for another ten minutes to where it joins the Mangatangi Trig Track. This track has a river crossing.

Lower Mangatawhiri Track details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Hunua Ranges' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 6.4 km
Time: 4 hours 0 minutes
Wheelchair access: No
Pram access: No

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.


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