Author Topic: Kohukohunui ex Waharau  (Read 1177 times)

Kohukohunui ex Waharau
« on: August 03, 2009, 01:53:57 PM »
This is the only approach I have never taken to this peak before - from the east. Basically you start just a few metres above sea level at Waharau on the firth of Thames and head to the top via Waharau ridge track and the Mangatangi Ridge Track. As much vertical climb as you are going to get in Auckland with a reasonable drop to a stream and then reclimb thrown in as well

A good workout. Took us 7.5 hours return with the nippers in tow.  Was very proud to see 10yo twin girls knocking off a full on adult hike. All credit to Clear Bear and Ash Bash. They are troopers!!

An interesting climb with a few breaks above the bush line on the way and one stream crossing to negotiate just after 1000 acre campsite on Managatangi Ridge track.  Track conditions not too bad but wet and a bit greasy in places being winter.

Back in time to pop down to Kaiaua to grab a beer and a feed of fish and chips from the famous shop there. All good

Picture Below is taken about 2/3 - 3/4 the way across the Mangatangi Ridge track about 3 hours into the climb from a clearing.  Kohukohunui ridge on the horizon still seems a worrying distance away especially on a winter day where light is scarce (yes we did have headlamps just in case). However another <> 50 minutes and we were there.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2009, 04:44:47 AM by vinodrinker »

Re: Kohukohunui ex Waharau
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2009, 03:10:07 PM »
I DID this one. it took 7 and a half hours. We have done the other way of Kohukohunui too.