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Wonderful farm & bush walk

From Bombay side this goes through private sheep farmland (closed during lambing), wonderful views... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
LouiseTheKiwi
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Pukekohe, New Zealand
Mt William in Winter

Starting from the McMillen Road end on a fine but breezy morning, we hiked up to the summit of Mt... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
MikeB8784
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29 Jul 2018
“Wonderful farm & bush walk”
15 Jun 2017
“Mt William in Winter”
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The Mt William Walkway is near Mangatawhiri, approximately 50 km south of Auckland City.
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McMillan Rd, off Irish Rd | Sh 2, Auckland Central, Auckland 2471, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank LouiseTheKiwi
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank MikeB8784
Reviewed 4 July 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Richard L
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This is a relatively easy hike and you can get great views of the island. If you get the chance and have some time it is with it.

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank JD-70point3
Reviewed 12 July 2015

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

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank 422iana
Reviewed 7 January 2015

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

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank NicolaL83
Reviewed 31 December 2014

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.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Darron G
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