*****Trail Partially Closed******
Some sections of the Hillary Trail are closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback.
You can still enjoy parts of the Hillary Trail
- Karekare to Pararaha valley along the coast
- Mercer Bay Loop
- Lake Wainamu and the complete section 7 from Te Henga.
The Hillary Trail is a 45 mi trail that starts in Auckland, New Zealand and ends in Auckland, New Zealand. The trail is considered to be medium to hike and has a total elevation gain of 7451 ft. Normally the trail takes 5 days to complete but can be finished in as little as 4 days or 3 days. Either you are not allowed to bring your dog on the Hillary Trail or it is generally not advised.
The warmest months are December, January, and February and the coldest months are June, July, and August. The wettest months are June, July, and August and the driest months are September, October, and November.