This track starts on Whatipu Road. As you go down Whatipu Road towards Whatipu you will see a sign on the right hand side of the road. There is a nook on the left of the road where the track starts and where you can park your car. Begin your walk along the gravel track. After about 10 minutes you will get to a lookout which offers views across to the south head of the Manukau Harbour and down to the Whatipu coast. There is a seat to enjoy the view from. Continue along the track which descends steeply through the bush and comes out at Makaka Bay, the end of the track. The last section of this track is very steep. The only way back is straight back up again so it will be a good test of your fitness.
Destruction Gully 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.