Devonport/Auckland (600km) – Hamilton (800km)
Devonport – Ambury Park Camp site (km620): 24km, 7h
Full range of amenities in Auckland. Ambury camp site need to be pre booked.
Ambury Camp site – Wairoa river track: 50km, 16h
the next 50km leading to Wairoa river track take place in the middle of Auckland surrounding. I’m not keen on walking in towns on a road margin. This section may be avoid thanks to public transports.
Hunua track to Lyons Road (km703): 29km, 12h
no resupply, basic camp-site km676, at Upper (km690) and Lower (km696) Mangatawhini Dam.
Lyons Road – Mercer (km720): 15km, 5h
no amenities, no resupply
Mercer – Bridge over Waikato River, Rangiriri (km 745): 27km, 8h
no amenities, no resupply, no camping
Rangiriri – Huntly (km759): 14km, 4h
No camping on private land. Camp-site and resupply in Huntly.
It’s a long section without amenities and resupply from Auckland suburbs… something like 140km, 45h… 6 days of autonomy.
Huntly – Ngaruawahai (km777): 19km, 10h
the track is steep, hilly and arduous…
Ngaruawahia – Hamilton (km800): 7h
Resupply and campsite