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900 runners set to descend on the Hūnua Traverse

On Sunday 9 June, the Auckland Trail Series descends on the Hūnua Ranges Regional Park. This running and walking event will see 900 competitors depart from the Upper Mangatawhiri Valley between 9-11am, utilising local roads and trails to complete courses ranging in...

Feedback and Win with Hallertau Clevedon

We want to make the Hūnua Traverse the ‘best dam ride’ in Auckland, and for that we need rider feedback. What do you love? What can we improve? Every feedback form completed goes in the draw to win a $50 Hallertau Clevedon voucher. Winners will be drawn and notified...

Kauri protection focus for Hūnua Traverse cyclists

Riders of the Hūnua Traverse Heartland Ride are being asked to prioritise biosecurity compliance, or risk having their access restricted. Strict kauri dieback disease prevention rules in the Hūnua Ranges Regional Park require all cyclists to follow three simple rules;...

The Hūnua Traverse: Now Open

The Hūnua Traverse opened in full on Friday 1 December, with riders from across New Zealand expressing enthusiasm for this new Ngā Haerenga Heartland Ride connection between Auckland and the Waikato. The 44.5km connects Clevedon and Kaiaua via the Hūnua Ranges...

Hūnua Traverse to open 1 December

The Hūnua Traverse will open in full on Friday 1 December, providing a 44.5km two-way link between Auckland (Clevedon) and Waikato (Kaiaua) via the stunning Hūnua Ranges Regional Park. Following last summer’s gnarly weather, the...

What to expect on the Hūnua Traverse


The Hūnua Traverse is a 44.5-km two-way ride with a total elevation gain of 1,100m+

It encompasses public and private roads between Clevedon Village and Kaiaua on the Seabird Coast. The majority (26km) of the Hūnua Traverse follows Watercare service roads within the Hūnua Ranges Regional Park.
Encompassing steep bush-clad hill climbs, two scenic reservoirs and two picturesque campsites, the Hūnua Traverse is set to become one of Auckland’s best gravel & road rides. Perfect for ebikes, the terrain is also fantastic for riders of analog bikes with an adequate level of fitness.

• The Hūnua Traverse is shared-use: Expect vehicles, cyclists, runners and walkers. It is important to keep left at all times.

• Parts of the Hūnua Traverse are steep and slippery. Some corners are sharp and off-camber.
Please control your speed and descend with care.

What’s the weather doing for the next 7 days?

Be prepared. Be sure to check the weather forecast before you proceed.


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