Kitekite Track is located in Piha regional park
Kitekite Track is a great introduction to the majestic nature of the Waitakere Ranges. From its beginning at the car park, Kitekite Track follows the Glen Esk Stream up to the fantastic Kitekite Falls (a great spot for cooling off during the summer months - pack a towel!). Though it has a few hill sections, overall the track should be achievable by most people and even has a few seats along the way to allow you to take a breather. The track surface is mostly gravel and level with few roots to trip you up, making it a great run if you are camping at the Piha campground. The level and wide lower section also makes for a great night walk, provided you take a torch. There are numerous glow worms on the stream banks and with luck you may spot an eel or two. A section of the track also combines with the Byers Walk to form a great short loop telling the story of the valley and its flora and fauna.
An easy, level gravel track from the carpark at the end of Glen Esk Road, the track follows Glen Esk Stream then forks. The track branched right, ascends steep spur, edges around the valley slopes (offering good views), and descends steps to the foot of Kitekite Falls. The track branching left crosses the stream then climbs steeply up kauri covered spur with steps to the foot of the falls.
Walking tracks should be suitable for people with reasonable fitness levels.
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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