Mt Hauhungatahi

Also known as Baldy

A little used trail with fantastic views of neighbouring volcanoes.

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,520 m (4,987 ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Central Plateau/Taupo
Location Coordinates 39° 13′ 49″ S, 175° 26′ 43″ E
Nearest Town/s Erua
LINZ Topographic map/s BJ34 Mount Ruapehu
Geology Volcano
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 5-7 hours (return)
Distance 10 km (6.2 mi)
Start/End Points Erua Road
Difficulty Help.gif Hard
Track conditions Help.gif Marked Route, Overgrown track, Uneven underfoot (eroded, tree roots etc), Snow/Ice (seasonal)
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Sights Views, Volcanic landscape
Hazards Volcanic hazards, Alpine weather, High winds, Lack of signage
Number of Geocaches 1

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