From midway along Glen Esk Road, Maungaroa Lookout Track leads across Piha Stream and ascends very steeply to Maungaroa Ridge. Near the top, a short track leads off to Kitenui Lookout. Just beyond the junction with Maungaroa Ridge Track, a second branch track goes to Maungaro Trig for views over Piha. The main track winds steeply down the other side of the ridge, crossing Wekatahi Stream twice, through a grove of nikau, and out to the end of Garden Road.
Maungaroa Lookout Track details
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.