There are a variety of tramping tracks in the Auckland region. These are administered by the Department Of Conservation (DOC), the Te Araroa Trust and Auckland Council.

Department of Conservation Tracks

Goldie Bush

DOC provides mostly current useful track information, including maps on their website.

Tracks of especial interest are:

  • Goldie Bush, Mokoroa Stream (currently closed - this will take a while ...)
  • Te Henga Walkway (20 significant slips closed for the foresseable future while DOC determines whether these can be worked around)
  • Mt Tamahunga
  • Dome Forest to Govan Wilson - fully open
  • Moirs Hill Walkway (closed - motorway works)
  • Rangitoto Island 
  • Tirirtiri Matangi Island
  • Hakarimata Walkway
  • Hapuakohe Walkway
  • Mt William

Further afield there are some rewarding tramping tracks:

  • Coromandel Peninsula
  • Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park
  • Great Barrier Island
  • Maungatautari
  • Mt Pirongia
  • Mt Karioi

Te Araroa Trail

The Te Araroa Trail runs through the Auckland area. Trail Information, with maps, is available on their website - click on "The Trail" and select "Auckland".

Unfortunately they can't currently go through the Hunuas because of two key tracks being closed as a kauri protection measure.

Auckland Council

In the parks and reserves managed by Auckland Council, including the Waitakeres and the Hunuas there are a few open tramping tracks. Key tracks  are :

Hunua - Open

  • Ernies track loop
  • Cossey - Massey loop
  • Ridge tracks to Kohukohunui - plan on a long day
  • Waharau Loop

Hunua - Work In Progress for Reopening

  • Wairoa - Cossey
  • Managatangi Trig Track (west)
  • Kohukohunui Track from Waharau Ridge Track to Adams Lookout

Waitakere - Status To Be Confirmed

Waitakere Storm Damage Update 21st July 2023

  • Karamatura to Mt Donald McLean via Puriri Ridge
  • Omananwanui to Whatipu
  • Tracks to / from Log Race Road and Karekare
  • Whatipu to Karekare - along the interesting beach area
  • Karekare to Pararaha Valley
  • Whatipu to Pararaha Valley via Gibbons and Muir 
  • Piha to Kitekite Falls
  • Piha to Anawhata - various tracks
  • Lake Wainamu

Waitakere - Work In Progress for Reopening

  • Auckland City Walk
  • Fenceline Track
  • Long Road Track
  • Upper Kauri Track
  • Fairy Falls (Scenic Drive to Falls)
  • Houghton Track
  • Kuataika Track
  • Zion Hill Track and Lower Buck Taylor
  • Maungaroa Lookout Track
  • Parau (to panto Juntion)
  • Panto track

Other Regional Parks

Thee are a large number of regional parks managed by Auckland Council. Usually if you walk away from the car parking areas you can find some superb spots that most people don't visit, including

  • Mahurangi West and Te Muri
  • Te Rau Puriri
  • Atiu Creek
  • Awhitu
  • Tapapakanga
  • Duder
  • Te Arai

Here is a Useful Map to all walking tracks in the Auckland area administered by Auckland Council ... however it is not always accurate / up to date

Here is a Starting Point for checking out the regional parks on offer (Click on "Regional Park" and then Search

There is a work plan in place to significantly upgrade some of these tracks. Progress is being made against that plan, and potentially in a few years there will be a further track work and reopening plan established after further public consultation.

Refer this document from discussions with Stu Leighton, Auckland Council senior ranger - kauri dieback, providing more infiormation on upcoming work and plans