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Tramping the Aotea Track

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Difficulty: Moderate

11 - 13 November, 2022

Regular price $800.00 NZD
Regular price Sale price $800.00 NZD
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Think you have to get out of Auckland to do some tramping? Think again! Join us in completing the only multi-day hike in Auckland on the Aotea Track. Located on Aotea Great Barrier Island, it is isolated yet easily accessible from Auckland via a short 30-minute scenic flight across the Hauraki Gulf. This hike is a must-do for trampers, nature-lovers, and bird-watchers!

A 10% deposit is required to reserve your space.

Full payment is due 30 days before adventure start date.

Deposit is 100% refundable in the event the adventure is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.


Day 1
Meet at Auckland Airport at 8AM. Ride a 30-minute scenic flight to Aotea Great Barrier Island. Walk 4 hours from Whangaparapara Rd to Kaiaraara Hut.

Day 2
Walk 3 hours from Kaiaraara Hut to Mt Heale Hut, optional 30 minute return detour to the Mt Hobson (Hirakimata) summit for a 360° panoramic view.

Day 3
Walk 4 hours from Mt Heale Hut to Kaitoke Springs Hot Springs for a soak in natural hot pools before returning to Auckland at 4:30PM

What's Included?

✔ Return flights from Auckland to Great Barrier Island
✔ Return shuttle transportation from the Great Barrier Island airport to the track
✔ 2 nights of accommodation at DoC Huts
✔ 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
✔ Services of an experienced NZSL guide on call 24/7

Not Included
✖ Transportation to and from Auckland Airport

Important Information

- You will be walking 25 km over 3 days, carrying your own pack across some steep climbs and many steps and stairways.
- The track is mostly unformed, with steep, rough or muddy sections. Expect unbridged stream and river crossings.
- Adventure is suitable for people with above-average fitness.
- Adventure itinerary and price are subject to change.