Author Topic: Kohukohunui via Waharua  (Read 1257 times)

Kohukohunui via Waharua
« on: May 31, 2010, 04:11:03 AM »
Walked up Kohukounui from Waharau park entrance on the Miranda Rd. Personally I think walking up through the bush from near sea level makes this a more satisfying destination than the plod along the forestry rd from Moumoukai hill, but will probably try that one day too  :)

Leaving as the daylight came at about 07:30, we took Northern Access track which is pretty wide and easily graded, then Managatangi Ridge Track down to 1000 Acres campground where there is a new shelter and dunny. Quick splash across the stream without getting water in the boots, the track up the ridge is a bit greasy in places, not too steep, and some nice grassy knolls to get a view of the valley.

Kohukohunui track is very well marked, we stopped at the trig for lunch at 11:30 and had a look at the historic Trig K hut. The track from here meanders around to Adam's lookout, wasn't too muddy and no windfalls to contend with. There is a lot of pig-rooted ground, some of it very fresh, but didn't see any pigs today Was a bit slippery back down the clay but we were back at the carpark a bit before 4pm, so about 8:30hrs round trip with breaks and not too fast pace.

Re: Kohukohunui via Waharua
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 01:45:48 PM »
The trip up to the top is a lot more interesting from this side, though also quite a bit further to drive for an aucklander!! An early start a must from home