Tangihua

Also known as Tangihua

Mt Tangihua – access via Northern Ridge

The main DOC track from the Northern Ridge to the summit is now closed. However you can go off track and quickly find the old DOC track.

Access to the Northern Tangihua Track is via the Te Haua Uru Track or Tangihua Main Ridge Track. The route to the DOC hut takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours from the junction.

Your best access into Tangihua Forest is from Omana Road. The Omana Road Tangihua access car park has parking for 15 cars. You will need to walk 30 minutes along a formed road to the bush line. From here, it is another 15 minutes until you reach Tangihua Lions Lodge, a good orientation point for tracks and walks in the forest.

You can get into Tangihua Forest from Tangihua Road at the northern end of the forest, but this access crosses private farmland and is not a legal access. You must obtain permission to cross private land – prior to your trip please contact the DOC office in Whangarei.

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 627 m (2,057 ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Northland
Location Coordinates 35° 51′ 24″ S, 174° 5′ 27″ E
Nearest Town/s Maungakaramea, Maungatapere, Whangarei
LINZ Topographic map/s AX29 Tangowahine
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 5-7 hours (return)
Distance 7 km (4.3 mi)
Difficulty Help.gif Hard
Track conditions Help.gif Track, Unmarked Route near summit only, Steep embankments, Overgrown track, Farmland (shut any gates!)
Sights Views, Birds, Bush, Forest, Huts
Hazards Exposed track/risk of falling, Lack of signage

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