With the many walks offered on North Island, it can be hard to narrow the walks down to a convenient number if you are there for a week. Below is a compiled list of what we consider are 5 terrific single days walking that will delight the walkers.
Cape Brett Track: This 16.3-kilometer track is situated inside of the Cape Brett Scenic Reserve in the Bay of Islands on the east coast of North Island. Taking approximately 8 hours to complete, the Cape track takes you across the owned land of Maori and through dazzling forests to the vivid ocean views. Walking along the peak of the cliffs allows you to gaze at the aquatic life below. Hanging on for a swim in deep water cove offers you a relief before tackling the steep rocky track that takes you to the lighthouse.
Because the track crosses above private land, a track maintenance charges must be paid. The Cape Brett house of Lighthouse Keeper has been renewed into a serviced DOC shed that has mattresses and cooking services available. The spectacular views from the sheds are the surplus worth the hut charge.
Herekino Forest Track: On the northwest coast of spectacular North Island of New Zealand is a walking pathway that needs an above average level of fitness to finish this 15 kilometers walk. The Herekino Forest Track is uneven but beautiful and takes you all the way through an older podocarp forest, past some stand of gigantic kauri to dazzling ocean views. Herekino Forest is the residence to many endangered and threatened species such as the kauri snail, brown kiwi of North Island, and long-tailed bat. This forest is a very essential conservation area in New Zealand because of its history and ecosystems. Its varied landscapes make day walking on the track a delight.
Taking approximately 9 hours to finish, this walk is challenging. You may wish to arrange for accommodations in the nearby area and ask that you be given transportation there and back in the morning.
Hauturu Highpoint Track: Waima Forest is an astonishing forest that has high on the tricks, plants that are found no-where else and are considered to be hangovers from the ice age. Inside this forest are numerous walks however the Hauturu Highpoint Track stands at the top among them. Though it is only 3.3 kilometers each way, it will take at least five hours to finish the walk on the trek.
The sight from the peak point is quite dazzling and well worth the attempt. Start the walk early as it is not a pathway you want to be on in the dim light. There is pretty a rise in altitude with fast weather changes so ensure to take appropriate outfits with you. You might come across wind chills as you ascend.
To ensure that your day goes well, confirm that you have all the essential permits and lodging arrangements. If you are traveling any expanse, you do not need a day to be over before it begins because you failed to research and hold on to the rules.