Author Topic: Karioi  (Read 1960 times)

« on: December 29, 2010, 12:24:34 PM »
Knocked this off one afternoon while I was staying in Huntly earlier this year. Took the track from the Te Toto Gorge car park, and was lucky enough to hit it on a perfect clear sunny day. Took a bit of a wrong turn after the lookout and wasted about half an hour backtracking from the dead end but the track was fine otherwise, though I'd imagine it could get muddy after some rain. Awesome views, could see all the way to Ruapehu from the summit and Taranaki was just visible on the southern horizon.
Took about 5 hours in total, including the unscheduled detour and a lazy lunch at the summit.

Karioi from above Ngarunui Beach:

Looking towards Raglan from the lookout:

Looking down the ridgeline from near the summit: