Ngahere Drive

Adventure

 

Introduction

The Ngahere Drive rock climbing area is a great spot and located just 5 minutes drive from the centre of Whangarei. The crag is divided into two areas:

Top Rocks

bulletRoutes - About 20
bulletGrades - 14 to 23
bulletCliff Heights - 5m to 9m
bulletRock Type - Lime Stone
bulletProtection - Natural and Fixed (Bolts)
bulletGuide Book - Northern Rock

Main Crag

bulletRoutes - About 20
bulletGrades - 14 to 24
bulletCliff Heights - 6m to 35m
bulletRock Type - Lime Stone
bulletProtection - Natural and Fixed (Bolts)
bulletGuide Book - Northern Rock

Access

To access the Ngahere Drive rock climbing area, travel along Maunu Road toward the hospital:

Top Rocks - continue past the hospital along Maunu Road, up the hill and turn left into Ngahere Drive. Travel along Ngahere Drive past the rocks in the middle of the traffic island (on your right) and turn left at the "T" intersection that forms a one-way system around island. Continue a little further up the rise and park on the left and you will fond the Top Rocks area on the left (north) through a bush entrance. Top Rocks is a public reserve surrounded by houses, so take care to stay within the reserve.

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Main Crag - can be reached in one of two ways, either by entering the reserve (opposite the entrance to Top Rocks), or from the road to the left of the Hospital.

 

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