Mangatangi Workman Trig Walk
Wednesday, 8 April 2020
Nearest Town: Kaiaua
Registration Region: Thames / Coromandel
Duration: 2.5 hours
Start Time: 10:00 am - Dam Carpark, Workman Road
Cost: No charge
Parking at the base of Mangatangi Dam- Auckland’s largest water storage reservoir- we walk straight up and along the crest of the dam. A brief stop at the information kiosk to learn the story behind the dam, we then head off up a hill in pursuit of reaching the Workman trig station at 427 m elevation (approx. 1 hour). A great vantage point to look across the Firth of Thames and across the greater Waikato region, and north across the Hunua ranges and the reaches of the reservoir. Walking back the way we came the return trip is an easy downhill descent with views across stands of regenerating Kauri and across the valley where the Mangatangi river meanders.
Please note: Medium level of fitness, steep well-constructed walkway.