With a 20m waterfall and beautiful kauri forest en route, you will have already got your ‘moneys worth’ by the time you reach the extensive views available from Hauturu Trig.
Further details about hiking to the Hauturu Trig are available at the DOC Hauturu Trig page.
Please note: The track past Haututu Trig turns into the Waima Main Range Track, along which it may be possible to bag Te Raupua (781m) and return in one day. Te Raupua is the highest point in Northland. However:
The Waima Main Range Route is a 20 km track requiring 12 – 14 hours and is recommended only for experienced trampers with camping equipment. It is a high level bush route with repetitive height gains and losses and few water sites. Source: DOC Waipoua Forest Brochure.
For these reasons, Te Raupau is on our ‘Possibles’ list, until we can confirm the return trip is doable and worthwhile. Trip reports are welcome!
|Elevation||679 m (2,228 ft)|
|Location/List||North Island, New Zealand|
|Location Coordinates||35° 31′ 8″ S, 173° 29′ 4″ E|
|Nearest Town/s||Omapere and Opononi, Kaikohe
|LINZ Topographic map/s||AW27 Rawene|
|Translation||hau: wind; turu: post; ‘wind’s resting post’|
|Duration||5 hours (return)|
|Distance||6.5 km (4 mi)|
|Start/End Points||Waiotemarama Gorge Road|
|Sights||Waiotemarama Waterfall, rare plants|
|Hazards||Wind chill, slippery|
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