North Island, New Zealand Peak Bagging List


These are all the North Island peaks we have in our system. The peaks marked ‘official’ are peaks that have been voted by our users as the highest quality pages and are peaks that have met our classification system.

Unofficial peaks are pages that need more research and information, or are peaks that we not confident recommending.

There are 61 peaks in this list.

 Summit Height (m)  Duration  Distance (km)  Difficulty Season Region List Status
Arete 1,505 2-3 days (one way) 34 Very Hard Oct to Apr Wellington Official
Auckland, Mt 305 4 hours (return) 7 Medium Oct to July (closed for lambing Aug/Sept) Auckland Official
Bald Knob 1,155 6-8 hours (return) 9.2 Medium All Year Bay of Plenty/East Coast Official
Baldy, Mt 735 6-8 hours (return) 9.0 Medium All year Bay of Plenty/East Coast Official
Belmont Trig 457 2-3 hours (return) 7.5 Easy All year Wellington Official
Boulder Hill 442 2 hours (return) 2.6 Easy All year (may be closed for lambing Aug-Oct) Wellington Official
Bream Head 476 2-5 hours (return) 5.2 Medium All year Northland Official
Cannon Point 345 3 hours (return) 5.0 Easy All year Wellington Official
Climie, Mt 860 4 hours (return) 11.0 Medium All year Wellington Official
Colonial Knob 458 3-5 hours (return) 8.0 Easy All year Wellington Official
Dome Summit 336 2-3 hours (return) 3.1 Easy All year Auckland Official
Fanthams Peak 1,962 1-2 days (return) 7.6 Hard December to April Taranaki/Wanganui/Manawatu Official
Hauturu 679 5 hours (return) 6.5 Medium All year Northland Official
Hawkins Hill 495 2 hours (return) 6.3 Easy All year Wellington Official
Hector, Mt 1,529 2-3 days (one way) 35.2 Hard Sept to May Wellington Official
Hikurangi, Mt 1,752 9-12 hours or 2 days if staying overnight (return) 8.0 Hard All year (but may be closed for up to 50 days per year) Bay of Plenty/East Coast Official
Hirakimata 621 6 hours (return) 6.0 Easy All year Auckland Official
Holdsworth, Mt 1,470 1-2 days (return) 17.3 Medium Sept to May Wellington Official
Humphries, Mt 720 1-2 days (return) 23.3 Medium All year Taranaki/Wanganui/Manawatu Official
Kaitarakihi 852 Duration Timings Explained 6 hours (return) 7.0 Medium All year Waikato/Coromandel Official
Kakepuku 449 3 hours (return) 4.4 Medium All year Waikato/Coromandel Official
Kapakapanui 1,102 6-8 hours (return) 11.0 Hard All year Wellington Official
Karangahake 544 3 hours (return) 5.0 Medium All year Waikato/Coromandel Official
Karioi 756 6 hours (return) 7.4 Medium All year (August to November there may be lambing) Waikato/Coromandel Official
Kaukau Peg 431 2 hours (return) 3.7 Easy All year (take care August to November for lambing) Wellington Official
Kaweka J 1,724 4-6 hours (return) 7.6 Medium October to April Hawkes Bay Official
Kohukohunui 688 5-6 hours (return) 19 Easy All year Auckland Official
Kuripapango 1,250 2-3 hours (return) 4.4 Medium October to April Hawkes Bay Official
Makara Peak 412 3 hours (return) 2.6 Easy All year Wellington Official
Manaia, Mt 403 3 hours (return) 1.2 Medium All year Northland Official
Mangatangi 487 5 hours (return) 10.2 Easy October to July Auckland Official
Mangaweka 1,731 10 hours (return) 16.3 Hard November to April Taranaki/Wanganui/Manawatu Official
Manuoha, Mt 1,392 10-12 hours (return) 18.0 Hard Hawkes Bay Official
Matthews, Mt 941 1-2 days (return) 22.66 Hard Seasons Explained All year (spring/summer/autumn recommended) Wellington Official
Maunganui Bluff 460 3 hours (return) 4.0 Easy All year Northland Official
Maunganui, Mt 232 1-2 hours (return) 3.8 Easy All year Bay of Plenty/East Coast Official
Maungatautari 797 3-5 hours return/5-6 hours one way 6.0 Medium All year Waikato/Coromandel Official
Mitre 1,571 2 days (return) 22.6 Hard Sept to May Wellington Official
Ngauruhoe, Mt 2,287 7-8 hours (return) 13.5 Hard December to April Central Plateau/Taupo Official
Ngongotaha, Mt 757 2-3 hours (return) Easy All year Bay of Plenty/East Coast Official
Otanewainuku 640 1.5 hours (return) 5.8 Easy All year Bay of Plenty/East Coast Official
Pinnacles, The 759 5-7 hours (return) 10.0 Medium All year Waikato/Coromandel Official
Pirongia, Mt 959 6-8 hours (return) 8.4 Medium All year Waikato/Coromandel Official
Pouakai 1,400 7-9 hours (return) 17.8 Medium December to April Taranaki/Wanganui/Manawatu Official
Pureora, Mt 1,165 3 hours (return) 4.4 Easy All year Central Plateau/Taupo Official
Rainbow Mountain 755 3 hours (return) 4.6 Easy All year Bay of Plenty/East Coast Official
Rangitoto 259 2-5 hours (return) 4.6 Easy All year Auckland Official
Rimutaka Trig 725 1 hours (return) 1.3 Easy All year Wellington Official
Ruapehu, Mt 2,672 5-7 hours (return) 5.6 Hard December to April Central Plateau/Taupo Official
Tamahunga, Mt 437 4 hours (return) 4.5 Medium All year Auckland Official
Taranaki, Mt 2,518 8-10 hours (return) 11.7 Hard December to April Taranaki/Wanganui/Manawatu Official
Te Aroha 952 6 hours (return) 3.2 Medium All year Waikato/Coromandel Official
Te Toiokawharu 474 4-6 hours (return) 10.6 Medium All year Auckland Official
Tongariro, Mt 1,967 9 hours (one way) 20.0 Hard December to April Central Plateau/Taupo Official
Tutamoe, Mt 770 4 hours (return) 6.2 Easy All year Northland Official
Tuteremoana (Kapiti Island) 521 4 hours (return) 5.0 Medium All year Wellington Official
Umukarikari 1,591 6 hours (return) 5.8 Medium November to May Central Plateau/Taupo Official
Urchin 1,392 3-5 hours (return) 5.8 Medium November to May Central Plateau/Taupo Official
Whakapoungakau 758 4-5 hours return 9.0 Easy All year Bay of Plenty/East Coast Official
William, Mt 373 3 hours (return) 3.5 Easy October to July (closed for lambing Aug/Sept) Auckland Official
Zion, Mt 272 1 hour to the top of Zion and return or 4 hours for whole circuit 7.6 Medium All year Auckland Official

Unofficial North Island Peakbagging.org.nz Peaks

There are 14 peaks in this list.

 Summit Height (m)  Duration  Distance (km)  Difficulty  Season Region List Status
Fort Opau 201 2-3 hours (Return) 3.8 Easy November to July (closed 1 August to 31 October for lambing) Wellington Unofficial
Lathams Hill 240 2 hours (loop) 5.25 Easy Bay of Plenty/East Coast Unofficial
Maungakawa 495 DOC time: 3-4 hrs return 4 Easy Waikato/Coromandel Unofficial
Maungawhakamana 728 2-3 hours (return) 6 Medium any Bay of Plenty/East Coast Unofficial
Mount Taupiri 288 1.10 hour (loop) 2.5 Easy All Year Waikato/Coromandel Unofficial
Mt Eliza 581 4-5.5 hours 13 Medium Year Round Bay of Plenty/East Coast Unofficial
Mt Hauhungatahi 1,520 5-7 hours (return) 10 Hard Central Plateau/Taupo Unofficial
Ngamoko 1,099 2 hours return 2.7 Hard All season Hawkes Bay Unofficial
Panekiri range, Mt Puketapu, Lake Waiaremoana 1,180 5 Hours 9km Medium Bay of Plenty/East Coast Unofficial
Patuha 682 3-4 hours return (from either Lucy’s Gully or Surrey Hill Road), Medium All year Taranaki/Wanganui/Manawatu Unofficial
Tangihua 627 5-7 hours (return) 7 Hard Northland Unofficial
Tauhara, Mt 1,088 3 hrs return 6 Medium all year Central Plateau/Taupo Unofficial
Te Mata Peak 399 1-2 hours (loop) 4 Easy all year Hawkes Bay Unofficial
Te Rae o Papamoa 224 2 hours return 4 Medium all season Bay of Plenty/East Coast Unofficial