When I’m picking tracks I usually avoid those that start with ‘Mt’, I have images of blizzards, frost bite or rescue teams. HOWEVER, we are in Auckland and there are no alpine mountains – at all. Mt Zion is probably the easiest Mt in NZ, the car park is at the top!
The first part of the track is walking up to the Huia Dam, its an incline! To be expected of course but the way we were feeling, flat would have been preferred!