Author Topic: Tauhara - Taupo, North Island  (Read 1298 times)

Tauhara - Taupo, North Island
« on: April 28, 2012, 11:23:47 AM »
08 Apr 12
I definitely recommend this peak to be added to “official” status. The trail was a mix of steep/narrow track and some flatter sections too. Not 360 degree views at the top but pretty good. We thoroughly enjoyed this one, except that it was a bit crowded. I guess a lot of other people decided they wanted to go hiking on Easter morning too!

GPS Data: Height: 1088m (3569ft), Distance: 5.57 km (3.4mi), Ascent ~532m (1744ft), Time: 2 hrs 39 mins,
Track: http://www.skimble.com/paths/62771-mt-tauhara

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"The mountains are call and I must go." -John Muir

Re: Tauhara - Taupo, North Island
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 09:31:07 AM »
This was offical once but was removed due to access issues.  LAst time I went to taupo i asked at the visitors centre and it is definitely open according to them

Re: Tauhara - Taupo, North Island
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 02:12:26 PM »
I climbed this again a couple of weeks ago.  it is definitely open.  There is a sign to say as much at the bottom with the only caveat being "keep to the paths" and "access may be withheld"

The track is on all the tourist maps/ brochures i saw and the visitors centre happily goves out info.  Great peak.

As the blurb already says it is a lot colder at the top than at the bottom so rug up!