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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