Kakepuku is an ancient volcanic crater and is situated within the Kakepuku Historic Reserve. The reserve is home to a tract of original native forest, and also a self-sustaining population of North Island robin. There are also two pa sites within the reserve. Combined with views of the Waipa-Waikato landscape, there is much about Kakepuku to reward any peak bagger.

A brief description of the summit walk is available at the DOC Kakepuku page

List Status Official
Elevation 449 m (1,473 ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Waikato/Coromandel
Location Coordinates 38° 3′ 59″ S, 175° 14′ 58″ E
Nearest Town/s Te Awamutu, Hamilton
Geology Volcano
Translation In full: Kakipuku-o-Kahurere ; kaki?: neck; puku?: swollen
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 3 hours (return)
Distance 4.4 km (2.7 mi)
Start/End Points Kakepuku Rd
Difficulty Help.gif Medium
Track conditions Help.gif Track
Season Help.gif All year
Sights Views, Birds, Forest , trig.
Hazards Slippery underfoot

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