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North Island Trip Reports and Comments => Karioi => Topic started by: racoonpete on August 26, 2009, 03:47:25 PM

Title: Mt Karioi
Post by: racoonpete on August 26, 2009, 03:47:25 PM
I climbed Mt Karioi on the 23rd of May 09, starting from Te Toto gorge car park. A good steady climb to the first lookout with great views over Raglan. Things got a little harder after that with a lot of up and down. Chain sections over rocky outcrops and a rocky ridge with a big drop off on one side. Beautiful views all the way to the top. 5 hour from the car park to the top and back. Excellent hike, enjoyed every minute of it. Well worth the effort. I did the Te Toto gorge the weekend after, and that was well worth it. It's like walking down into a lost world.