ECHO Walking Festival


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Mangatangi Workman Trig Walk


Mangatangi Workman Trig Walk

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Grade 3

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.


  • Sturdy Footwear Required

PLEASE NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own safety equipment, food, water, clothing and vehicles.

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