Arataki vistor centre is the starting point for this challenging 77km trail honouring Everest-conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary. It can be tackled in stages or in its four- to six-day entirety, staying at campsites along the way.

Walkers head to the coast at Huia, then continue past Whatipu, Karekare, Piha and Anawhata. From here continue up the coast to Te Henga and Muriwai, or head through bush to Cascade Kauri to end at Swanson train station.

For track transport, contact Hillary Trail Adventures.