Hauturu

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!

List Status Official
Elevation 679 m (2,228 ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Northland
Location Coordinates 35° 31′ 8″ S, 173° 29′ 4″ E
Nearest Town/s Omapere and Opononi, Kaikohe
LINZ Topographic map/s AW27 Rawene
Geology Volcano
Translation hau: wind; turu: post; ‘wind’s resting post’
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 5 hours (return)
Distance 6.5 km (4 mi)
Start/End Points Waiotemarama Gorge Road
Difficulty Help.gif Medium
Track conditions Help.gif Track
Season Help.gif All year
Sights Waiotemarama Waterfall, rare plants
Hazards Wind chill, slippery

Google Earth Map

NZ Topographic Map

Height Profile

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Weather and Webcam Links

References

A Dictionary of Maori Placenames, AW Reed, 1982