Umukarikari

Umukarikari is the highest point of the Umukarikari Range, which is located in the Kaimanawa Forest Park. By continuing on and overnighting at Waipakihi Hut, Unmukarikari can be bagged on a two day loop which also takes in the summit of Urchin. Like Urchin however, Umukarikari can be bagged on a return day tramp.

For more information on the full loop tramp, see North Island Weekend Tramps, Shaun Barnett, Craig Potton Publishing (2002) pages 77-79.

List Status Official
Elevation 1,591 m (5,220 ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Central Plateau/Taupo
Location Coordinates 39° 7′ 57″ S, 175° 54′ 14″ E
Nearest Town/s Ohakune, Waiouru, Turangi, Taupo
Range Umukarikari
Geology Sedimentary
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 6 hours (return)
Distance 5.8 km (3.6 mi)
Start/End Points Kaimanawa Rd
Difficulty Help.gif Medium
Track conditions Help.gif Track, Marked Route
Season Help.gif November to May
Sights Views , Views of Waipakihi valley
Hazards Alpine weather, Snow, Ice , Changeable weather, swollen rivers

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