Trip Reports
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1  North Island Trip Reports and Comments / William, Mt / Mt William Date: November 09, 2009, 04:12:00 PM
 :) We started the walk today at around 6pm hoping to get to the top have packed dinner and be back before it got dark. The walk is reasonably easy with some muddy parts. The hardest part we found was walking through the knee length farmland. It took us 45mins to get to the top and 40 minutes to get back down. So if you reasonably fit don't be fooled by the sign which says 2 hours to the summit. Worthwhile doing the walk with all the views it presents.  :)
2  North Island Trip Reports and Comments / Pirongia, Mt / Mt Pirongia Date: October 27, 2009, 04:00:29 PM
We took the Tirohanga Track off Corcoran to the summit.
The track climbs steeply to the Ruapane lookout then on to Tirohanga Peak before reaching the Pirongia summit. The track to Ruapane is well defined from there on the track becomes alot more technical with some steep sections involving climbing through tree roots, climbing rocks using chains.  All worth it once you reach the top, there is a viewing platfom with amazing 360 deg views.
3  North Island Trip Reports and Comments / Ngongotaha, Mt / Mt Ngongotaha Date: October 13, 2009, 04:33:57 PM
A nice walk through native bush. Took us 50mins to get to the top and arond 20 minutes to back to the bottom (running)  :)with a fallen tree to cross. You could easily do this track with your running shoes. Not a lot to view at the top but a nice walk worth doing especially if you are venturing out into tramping. Its short drive from Rotorua city to get to 40 Paradise Valley Road. Walk through a couple of gates and you will walk past the toilets on your left before getting onto the track.
4  North Island Trip Reports and Comments / Tamahunga, Mt / The Track Tamahunga Date: September 27, 2009, 04:47:22 PM
The track was wet and muddy. Took us about an hour to get to the peak but longer to get down the slippery track! It was worth the effort as the bushes out there are quite different with mushrooms growing on trees, and lots Pungas. We would recommend taking your walking sticks to assist coming down hill and avoid any slips!
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