Tuff Crater Path

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This walk takes you along the rim of the Tuff Crater, which is full of mangroves and tidal flow.

In order to walk the entirety of the rim, it is best to start at the end of Exmouth Road, at Heath Reserve. Before embarking upon the walk itself, you can take a detour to the motorway overbridge for views of Auckland CBD’s skyline and the Waitemata Harbour on one side, and the water-filled Tuff Crater on the other.

Head back over the bridge and follow the path along the crater. The track is undulating, though they are more ups and downs than hills. 

It may seem that the track eventually disappears or comes to an end. However, you must walk through the field (which is often wet) to continue the walk. The track can also be overgrown at times. It is thus important to wear appropriate footwear for this walk.

You will reach the end of the track on the other side of the crater. This walk can be done one way by climbing the bank onto Akoranga Drive. It is technically a return path back along the rim to Exmouth Park. A popular though not recommended option is to complete the walk as a loop by walking along the motorway.

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Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
  • Time needed: 1.5 hours walk
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Bikes allowed: Yes
  • Route: Return
  • Elevation: 50 m
  • Wet Feet: Yes, muddy sections
  • Toilets: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes, very good
  • Last Updated: November, 2020

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