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From Bombay side this goes through private sheep farmland (closed during lambing), wonderful views at the trig station at the top, can be very windy and cold. Lovely bush track from SH2 side is steep and can be very muddy and slippery.
Starting from the McMillen Road end on a fine but breezy morning, we hiked up to the summit of Mt William.
The walk starts off on rolling farmland and soon enters the lower Kauri forest.
After the stormiest Winter in many years, the track was...More
We walked from the McMillan Road carpark to the top of Mt William and return. Forest was lovely and views were great.
Smallest child was six and he had no trouble on the walk though the outward leg is largely uphill and there was a...More
Took my 2 year old daughter and bar 300m she walked the whole way, although I have to say in parts it is steep. Started at the McMillan Road side and finished at Puketutu Road. It took about 5 hours to walk but remembering that...More
I have visited Mt William continuously for the last 25 years and would recommend this walk to all. With undulating farm views in every direction, the track is well sign posted and easy to follow. There are two ends to access Mt William, the southern...More
Pleasant walk through regenerating native bush. Some stands of Kauri tree. From the summit there are good views of both the Auckland region to the north and the Waikato to the south. Took about two and a half hours return.