OBJECTIVES OF WILD AUCKLAND!
Fun, achievable, adventurous off-road runs – capturing the adventurer in all of us!
Family friendly – with courses for the whole family
Getting people out of the city to experience the parks and enjoy their amazing views and scenery
Showcase and introduce people to some of the newer Auckland Regional Parks
Show people alternatives to the Waitakere Ranges trails, now they are closed due to Kauri Dieback
Introduce people to camping in these parks – free camping the night before
This venue will offer coastal and forestry running. Experience Auckland’s famous black sand of the west coast, spectacular beaches and pine forest planted atop sand dunes.
Te Ārai park features stunning views of Pākiri Beach, Mangawhai Heads, Sandspit and Tomarata Lakes. It features dune lake ecosystems, wetlands, a coastal broadleaf forest and regenerating forest over most of its area.
An attractive coastal farm park, Tāpapakanga has a rich Māori and European history and offers an accessible, pōhutukawa edged beach on the western shores of the Firth of Thames. A mix of bush, farm and coastal land.
This venue will offer a mix of open farmland, gravel farm tracks, pine covered forestry trails, native bush, hills, some awesome views of the Kaipara Harbour and some hills!!