Peak Bagging New Zealand

North Island Trip Reports and Comments => Whakapoungakau => Topic started by: HummingBird on April 27, 2012, 05:36:19 PM

Title: Whakapoungakau
Post by: HummingBird on April 27, 2012, 05:36:19 PM
09 Apr 12
Not a bad hike but the trail looks very dis-used. A few spots of blowdown and lots of debris all over the trail. Doesn’t seem like a very popular route even though it is a New Zealand Walkway as well. Better trail up toward the top. Summit nice and grassy. Would be a great spot to have a picnic table up there. Some views obscured by trees but still worth the walk.

GPS Data: Height: 758m (2487ft), Distance: 9.27 km (5.7mi), Ascent: ~413m (1354ft), Time: 2 hrs 56 mins,
Track: http://www.skimble.com/paths/62773-whakapoungakau

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