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1  North Island Trip Reports and Comments / Kakepuku / Kakepuku track changes Date: August 12, 2013, 04:04:26 PM
This track has been extensively revised since the previous entries.
The beginning rises through a narrow strip of planted bush before starting on the main track up which zigzags up the hillside. The whole ascent took us a leisurely 1hr 15mins, the first hour of which is on the wide track big enough to take a vehicle, this is quite steep in parts and has slippery mud in several places if there has been recent rain. After an hour on this track we got to the steeper top track where there are stairs constructed and gravel paths in between, from here it took about 15-20 minutes to the top and the weather was kind and gave us some view. There are no stiles to cross and certainly no chain to pull yourself up on anymore.
The return trip took us 45 minutes.
There are 2 long drop toilets available, the first is just above the carpark and the second is about ten minutes further up.
One of the highlights of this track is a 5 minute section in giant King ferns.
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