Northland

Northland

Ngunguru to Mackeral Forest Bypass (Road) - OPEN

Northern Start
Cnr of Ngunguru Rd and Papaka Rd, Ngunguru
Southern End
Start of Mackeral Forest Track, Ngunguru Ford Rd
Distance
13.5km
Time
2.5-3hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

From the corner of Ngunguru Rd and Papaka Rd, walk W out of the village and continue on the road margin until you see Ngunguru Ford Rd on the SE side. This is approx 10.5km from Papaka Rd.

Ngunguru Rd is a very busy road linking Ngunguru to Whangarei - take a lot of care walking, stay as far off the edge as you can. Wear a hi-viz vest and do not use headphones.

Follow Ngunguru Ford Rd SE for 3km to the start of Mackerel Forest Track - which is where the sealed road turns into gravel road. 

Map not available at the moment.

Northern Start
Cnr of Ngunguru Rd and Papaka Rd, Ngunguru
Southern End
Start of Mackeral Forest Track, Ngunguru Ford Rd
Distance
13.5km
Time
2.5-3hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Description
(North to South)

From the corner of Ngunguru Rd and Papaka Rd, walk W out of the village and continue on the road margin until you see Ngunguru Ford Rd on the SE side. This is approx 10.5km from Papaka Rd.

Ngunguru Rd is a very busy road linking Ngunguru to Whangarei - take a lot of care walking, stay as far off the edge as you can. Wear a hi-viz vest and do not use headphones.

Follow Ngunguru Ford Rd SE for 3km to the start of Mackerel Forest Track - which is where the sealed road turns into gravel road. 

Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

From the corner of Ngunguru Rd and Papaka Rd, walk W out of the village and continue on the road margin until you see Ngunguru Ford Rd on the SE side. This is approx 10.5km from Papaka Rd.

Ngunguru Rd is a very busy road linking Ngunguru to Whangarei - take a lot of care walking, stay as far off the edge as you can. Wear a hi-viz vest and do not use headphones.

Follow Ngunguru Ford Rd SE for 3km to the start of Mackerel Forest Track - which is where the sealed road turns into gravel road. 

Map not available at the moment.