Author Topic: Mt Pureora via Te Araroa  (Read 677 times)

Mt Pureora via Te Araroa
« on: March 05, 2014, 08:58:35 AM »
Mt Pureora was ascended on day 43 of my walk of Te Araroa from Cape Reinga to Wellington. After sleeping at Ngaharenga Campground and awaking to an amazing dawn chorus of birds (well done on the predator control in this area) we followed the first 15 km or so of the Timber Trail and diverted to the PUD (pointless up and down) of Mt Pureora, where the alternative was we could have just continued along the nicely manicured MTB track. The views were quite hazy but lunch was appreciated. We descended and stayed the night at the Bog Inn hut, followed by Waihaha and Hauhngaroa huts the following nights.