Author Topic: Pirongia  (Read 2620 times)

« on: August 04, 2008, 04:50:29 AM »
This is a favourite of mine as it comes with a rather comfortable hut at the top with several approaches of varying difficulty that can make an overnight excursion that satisfies the soul

Re: Pirongia
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008, 05:22:09 AM »
wow awesome visibility on that dusk shot.  yeah pirongia is good and its an interesting walk for one below the bush line. what is your advice for a day hike there if you want a good tough steep track?? ive only ever done summit ex coroachan road

Re: Pirongia
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2008, 03:16:04 PM »
If you want a good hard workout go in at the end of grey road up the Mahaukura track to Pirongia and back down the Tirohanga track. Its posted as an 11 hour walk but you can do it in a long day however that would mean missing out on a night in Pahautea hut. Theres something about that place. You could do a quick day up the Tahaunui track. A quick easy climb with some views at the top out towards raglan.
If you are into SAS type training I can recommend the bell track on a really wet day. A 3 to 4 hour warm up to start and then a 3 to 4 hour climb and mud wallow up to your waste onto the cone and then to pahautea hut. Ive done it but not willingly again.