Start next to Leishmans Stream, about 4 km down Silverstream Valley Rd. From the DOC sign climb up past Leishmans Falls.
The track is very steep going to reach the trig on top of Powder Hill and not for the faint-hearted.
Either return the way you came or carry on north, down the hill to the end of Silverstream Valley Rd and back along the gravel road through the locked gate.
Start next to Leishmans Stream, about 4 km down Silverstream Valley Rd.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.