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Puhinui Stream Track - AFFECTED

Northern Start
Puhinui Reserve, Price Rd
Southern End
Totara Park, Wairere Road
Distance
9.5km
Time
3hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track - take care in urban areas
  • Few water sources recommended not to drink from Puhinui Stream
Description
(North to South)

At the end of Price Road, you’ll see a stile across the fence into the reserve. Head across the reserve to a gate in the NE corner (the row of trees on your left intersects the reserve at that point). Join the gravel path there and continue north alongside the Puhinui Stream.

Crossing the footbridge, continue upstream, now on the Puhinui’s true left bank. Leave the stream at Aerovista Place. Turn right out of Aerovista into McLaughlins Rd, then left into Vogler Drive to the junction with Roscommon Rd. Turn right and follow Roscommon Rd until the traffic lights.

Turn left off Roscommon Rd into Wiri Station Rd. Follow this road about 2.5 kms to its junction with Lambie Drive and Druces Rd. Diagonally across the intersection, the Puhinui Stream track opens up again. Follow it through to meet up with Kerrs Rd.

Follow Kerrs Rd east up to Great South Road, turn right down Great South Road for 400ms to where the Puhinui Stream goes underneath. Take the pedestrian underpass to the true right-hand bank of the Puhinui Stream and follow this very impressive track (opened 2012) right up and underneath the Southern Motorway into the Auckland Botanic Gardens.
 
Te Araroa is signposted through the Gardens to Wairere Road, though if interested a short deviation will take you to the Visitor Centre and/or Cafe Miko near the Botanic Garden Entrance.
Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Puhinui Stream Track

General Information - 1km detour from main trail;
Miko Café & Visitor Centre at the Auckland Botanic Gardens - 102 Hill Rd, Manurewa - P: 09 269 3407

Local transport
Bus stops on Hill Rd,
Auckland Transport - for bus or train information - P: 0800 103080 freephone or 09 366 6400 
 
Resupply en route - 11km detour from main trail
Westfield Mall - Cnr Geat South & Wiri Station Rds, Manukau
Full range including supermarkets, shops, café, banks and pharmacies available
 

Drury Hills Nest – Drury Hills Road P: 022 692 3054 (Hannah) or 021 566 527 (Jono) E: druryhillsnest@gmail.com – Spacious, self-contained detached accommodation, comfy super king bed, heat pump, WIFI and flat screen TV. Continental breakfast provided. Happy to accommodate up to two kids, too. 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Leave gates as you find them
  • No firearms
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
Amenities
(Start)
  • Car park
Amenities
(On Route)
  • Full range of amenities nearby in Manukau City
  • Roadside parking only
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
Closest Town(s)
Manukau City
Managed by
Auckland Council
Thanks to
Auckland Council
Northern Start
Puhinui Reserve, Price Rd
Southern End
Totara Park, Wairere Road
Distance
9.5km
Time
3hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Description
(North to South)

At the end of Price Road, you’ll see a stile across the fence into the reserve. Head across the reserve to a gate in the NE corner (the row of trees on your left intersects the reserve at that point). Join the gravel path there and continue north alongside the Puhinui Stream.

Crossing the footbridge, continue upstream, now on the Puhinui’s true left bank. Leave the stream at Aerovista Place. Turn right out of Aerovista into McLaughlins Rd, then left into Vogler Drive to the junction with Roscommon Rd. Turn right and follow Roscommon Rd until the traffic lights.

Turn left off Roscommon Rd into Wiri Station Rd. Follow this road about 2.5 kms to its junction with Lambie Drive and Druces Rd. Diagonally across the intersection, the Puhinui Stream track opens up again. Follow it through to meet up with Kerrs Rd.

Follow Kerrs Rd east up to Great South Road, turn right down Great South Road for 400ms to where the Puhinui Stream goes underneath. Take the pedestrian underpass to the true right-hand bank of the Puhinui Stream and follow this very impressive track (opened 2012) right up and underneath the Southern Motorway into the Auckland Botanic Gardens.
 
Te Araroa is signposted through the Gardens to Wairere Road, though if interested a short deviation will take you to the Visitor Centre and/or Cafe Miko near the Botanic Garden Entrance.
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track - take care in urban areas
  • Few water sources recommended not to drink from Puhinui Stream
Description
(North to South)

At the end of Price Road, you’ll see a stile across the fence into the reserve. Head across the reserve to a gate in the NE corner (the row of trees on your left intersects the reserve at that point). Join the gravel path there and continue north alongside the Puhinui Stream.

Crossing the footbridge, continue upstream, now on the Puhinui’s true left bank. Leave the stream at Aerovista Place. Turn right out of Aerovista into McLaughlins Rd, then left into Vogler Drive to the junction with Roscommon Rd. Turn right and follow Roscommon Rd until the traffic lights.

Turn left off Roscommon Rd into Wiri Station Rd. Follow this road about 2.5 kms to its junction with Lambie Drive and Druces Rd. Diagonally across the intersection, the Puhinui Stream track opens up again. Follow it through to meet up with Kerrs Rd.

Follow Kerrs Rd east up to Great South Road, turn right down Great South Road for 400ms to where the Puhinui Stream goes underneath. Take the pedestrian underpass to the true right-hand bank of the Puhinui Stream and follow this very impressive track (opened 2012) right up and underneath the Southern Motorway into the Auckland Botanic Gardens.
 
Te Araroa is signposted through the Gardens to Wairere Road, though if interested a short deviation will take you to the Visitor Centre and/or Cafe Miko near the Botanic Garden Entrance.
Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Puhinui Stream Track

General Information - 1km detour from main trail;
Miko Café & Visitor Centre at the Auckland Botanic Gardens - 102 Hill Rd, Manurewa - P: 09 269 3407

Local transport
Bus stops on Hill Rd,
Auckland Transport - for bus or train information - P: 0800 103080 freephone or 09 366 6400 
 
Resupply en route - 11km detour from main trail
Westfield Mall - Cnr Geat South & Wiri Station Rds, Manukau
Full range including supermarkets, shops, café, banks and pharmacies available
 

Drury Hills Nest – Drury Hills Road P: 022 692 3054 (Hannah) or 021 566 527 (Jono) E: druryhillsnest@gmail.com – Spacious, self-contained detached accommodation, comfy super king bed, heat pump, WIFI and flat screen TV. Continental breakfast provided. Happy to accommodate up to two kids, too. 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Leave gates as you find them
  • No firearms
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
Amenities
(Start)
  • Car park
Amenities
(On Route)
  • Full range of amenities nearby in Manukau City
  • Roadside parking only
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
Closest Town(s)
Manukau City
Managed by
Auckland Council
Thanks to
Auckland Council