Find out exactly what you need to bring and get the answers to all your questions to ensure a great Awesome Walks experience.
Here’s a suggested list of what to bring to ensure you experience everything that Awesome Walks has to offer.
The caravans are fully equipped – bed linen and bath towels, crockery, cutlery and utensils are all provided. Storage space in the caravans is limited so a soft bag is recommended. You are welcome to store suitcases at our base until your return
We are happy to cater for children, but please check out the track information for the degree of difficulty and make your own assessment regarding suitability. Very few tracks are pram-friendly so you may do a lot of carrying!
Kauri dieback (Phytophthora taxon Agathis) is a disease which is threatening the survival of kauri trees in the Waitakere Ranges. Help prevent the spread of kauri dieback by keeping to the defined tracks and cleaning footwear with the spray solution provided at stations along the tracks and in the caravans.
Pip is a qualified first-aider and we have first aid kits in all the caravans and at Wharerangi
Yes, we need to show you how to operate the caravan, brief you on the tracks you’ll be following and give you all the goodies you’ll need for your packed lunch etc.
You will have a route map and directions – if you do lose your way get to an area with cell phone coverage and give us a call and we’ll do our best to talk you back on track.
Generally yes, although there are definitely areas along the tracks that have no coverage.
Yes, we have Wi-Fi at Wharerangi and in the caravans.
For food allergies, tell us at the time of booking and we’ll work around those. For medical allergies, please make sure you have your medication with you.
We alter our menus all the time based on what’s in season and what’s ready for picking in our veggie garden. We’re happy to take into consideration any preferences or requirements you have, just let us know at the time of booking.
We have a 2 night minimum.
Common sense prevails, but generally we need to adhere to the following:
The caravans, cabins and communal area at Wharerangi are all smoke free, as is the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park and all the overnight camping areas.
Sorry, no. Whilst permitted on some of the tracks, dogs are prohibited on others and at all the overnight camping areas. If you need a canine fix you are welcome to borrow ours at Wharerangi.
The walks are well marked and easy to follow on your own. However, guides do add value because of their local knowledge and experience. If you would like a guide for all or part of your walk, please let us know at the time of booking.
Please note that commercial guiding is not permitted on the Hillary Trail.