Te Ahumata Track

Image: Chris Evans | Creative Commons

Introduction

Discover interesting flora and panoramic views at the top of Te Ahumata (398 m).

Track overview

Walking and tramping

1 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs
  • Protect our wildlife
    • Check - your gear for pests, eg. rodents, insects, skinks
    • Clean - footwear and gear, removing soil and seeds
    • Seal - ensure your gear is zipped up (no open bags)

    See island biosecurity requirements.

About this track

Description

This track follows an old mining road between Whangaparapara and Blind Bay roads.

From either end a 30-minute gradual climb leads to a junction, where a branch track (a further 30 minutes) leads to the summit covered with wind-shorn, bonsai-like native plants and numerous orchid species. There are panoramic views in every direction.

The main track is administered by Auckland Council and the branch track by the Department of Conservation.

Getting there

Start this track from Whangaparapapa Road or Blind Bay Road.

Contacts

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 3796476
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Shop2, Shed 19, Princes Wharf
137 Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Postal Address:   PO Box 105 469
Auckland City 1143
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