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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External Links


101greattramps-cover.jpg 101 Great Tramps in New Zealand, Mark Pickering and Rodney Smith, Reed Publishing NZ Ltd. (2004), See pages 80-82

Weekendnorth-cover.jpg North Island Weekend Tramps (Bird’s Eye Guides), Shaun Barnett. (2008), See pages 77-79