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Goldie Bush / Mokoroa Falls

River-Splash Track

Difficulty: Moderate 2-hour tramp
Bring: Water shoes, swimsuit
Goldie Bush / Mokoroa Falls
NZGps: 36° 50' 50.6976" S 174° 28' 26.5656" E
Average: 5 (1 vote)

This tramping loop track is sort of like canyoneering lite. The Mokoroa stream section of the track criss-crosses the knee-deep stream numerous times, with the track markers actually glued underwater at certain spots. This is a great fun jaunt and if you go when it’s sunny around 11am-2pm, then the delightful stream pools will invite lingering dips. There are stone-cut steps around deeper pools, but overall this is pretty simple tramping. Wearing just swimsuit and shoes is fun! Mokoroa Falls can be interesting if it has rained a bunch, but by mid summer it’s often just a wee trickle.

Access the track either from Waitakere City or Muriwai Beach. Either trailhead is good. I prefer to go anti-clock, heading downstream through the stream. The Falls track is 25 minutes. Downstream is 50 minutes, then the ascent up Goldie track is 30 minutes.

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Short walk to 2 waterfalls

beatsmilking's picture

Short walk to 2 waterfalls into same pool - absoultely idyllic spot!


Submitted by beatsmilking on Sun, 2011-11-13 15:30