Hiking to the top of Mt Auckland.
Mt Auckland is a hidden wilderness located north of Helensville on state highway 16. The track isn’t for the faint hearted and is a true tramping track. The formed track is marked by tags on trees so the ability to follow a non formed track is a must. The track takes you across some private farmland before your ascent to the summit begins.
From the top lookout (the trig station) there is a nice viewing platform that elevates you above the treetops. The perfect oppitunity to get some scenic photos. To the east you have the Kaipara Harbour and to the west, rolling farmland and native forests.