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22 November 2013

Going For A Walk: Waitakere Park, Auckland {Or I Don't Want To Get My Feet Wet}

I went out to the Waitakere Regional Park with a friend the other day and we asked the ranger at the visitor centre for suggestions for a 3 hour hike. Our only criteria was that we didn't want to get our feet wet. He seem surprised. Apparently hard core trampers seek out opportunities all the time to get their feet wet. He suggested we try the Kitekite Track which would take us out to the waterfall. It turns out the track was only 1.8km and only takes 45 minutes tops. I guess he didn't take us too seriously since we didn't want to get our feet wet and assumed we could only handle an easy trail. I'm glad we ended up doing the walk though as the waterfall was lovely. And it turns out there was plenty of opportunity to get our feet wet as you have to cross the stream twice on the track. Fortunately, we did a good imitation of bunny rabbits hopping across the rocks and managed to keep our feet dry.


Graveled path - suitable for people who don't want to get their feet wet.

The Kitekite waterfall

Opportunity 1 to get your feet wet.

Opportunity 2 to get your feet wet

6 comments:

  1. And those stream crossings were vicious! Good thing that we've managed to master the bunny-hopping instead of bunny-knotting (because how would that have been helpful in our raging-stream-under-our-feet-situation?) hehe :)

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    1. It was good fun though. Next time let's get the map and pick one out ourselves.

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    1. It was very nice. It is a great park definitely worth visiting.

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  3. LOL - my daughter did a training hike in the Waitakeres a few weeks ago, and they got more than their feet wet.

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    1. Oh to be young again and happily get your feet and rest of you wet!

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