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Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust


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Tanekaha Tramping Track Complex

The trusts builds walking and cycling tracks with a group of enthusiastic volunteers on Friday mornings aiming to make Mangawhai the walking and cycling destination of Northland.

Work ranges from light maintenance of existing tracks to quite physical track construction.

The "Tanekaha Tramping Track" project involves the development, by volunteers, of access and walking tracks within a 300ha DoC reserve on the southern slopes of the Brynderwyn Hills. The resulting complex includes over 10km of spectacular forest, stream and waterfall walks already heavily used by walkers from Auckland to Whangarei.

Note: We can make special one-off arrangements for teams. On site training and supervision in track formation, track drainage, step building etc. given by experienced workers.


  • Good level of fitness.
  • Manual skills with spade, handsaw, loppers, an advantage.

Time commitment

The "Trackies" meet every Friday morning for 3 or 4 hours from 8am (summer) or 8:30am (winter). Join the team, once a month or every week.

Getting Started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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