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“The Gap” added to regional park

31 July 2014 ┬áMedia Release from Auckland Council Seventy eight hectares of land on Auckland’s wild west coast has been added to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Councillor Christine Fletcher,  [ Read More ]

The Hillary Ultra traverses Piha

It will be a hot run for Hillary Trail Ultra competitors who have embarked on the first trial of the marathon. As the sun rose in the sky on 29  [ Read More ]

Easter – knocking off the Hillary Trail

In a recent Metro, Sir Bob Harvey repeated his claims that not enough people are doing the Hillary Trail. He’d like to see it commercialised to get the numbers up.  [ Read More ]

Hillary Trail and map

The Hillary Trail is a a four-day (three night) 75 km trek across rugged country reaching from Titirangi to Muriwai. It is named after the famour kiwi conqueror of Mt  [ Read More ]

Conquerors of the Hillary Trail

Caught up with this group eating their lunch in the Domain at lunchtime Sunday. Coming from Mt Albert Grammar School, they had started the Hillary Trail at Arataki, camped at  [ Read More ]

Hillary Trail buzzing

Snapped this young group doing Duke of Edinburgh Courses on their way through Piha today. In all I saw about 30 in several groups on their way to the next  [ Read More ]

Camping on regional parks around Piha

UPDATE: Camping is no longer occuring on this site because in a flodding siutation it is not safe. The only site where you can camp on a regional park at  [ Read More ]