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Mount Taupiri

Also known as Taupiri Mountain / Mt. Taupiri
Watching over the townships of Taupiri and Ngaruawahia, Mount Taupiri’s lower sacred slopes contain the Waikato?s most significant burial ground where past M?ori kings and the M?ori Queen are buried.
Bear in mind that the walk is in the vicinity of three different Urupa (burial grounds) so be respectful.

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 288?m?(945?ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Waikato/Coromandel
Location Coordinates 37? 36′ 17″ S, 175? 11′ 10″ E
Nearest Town/s Taupiri, Huntly, Ngaruawhia
LINZ Topographic map/s BD33 Hamilton
Range Taupiri Range
Geology Sedimentary
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 1.10 hour (loop)
Distance 2.5?km?(1.6?mi)
Start/End Points -37.609453, 175.1877
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Track conditions Help.gif Track, Unmarked Route, Mud
Season Help.gif All Year
Sights Views, Bush, Lakes, Rivers, Maori heritage , Trig
Hazards Mud, Exposed track/risk of falling
Number of Geocaches 2

Getting There

Access to the peak walk is quite tricky and potentially hazardous because of the nature of the turn off the highway.

Travelling south on SH1, take the gravel track on the left, just before the highway turns right onto the Mangawaka Stream bridge.

Travelling north and leaving Taupiri township, you?ll cross a roundabout (SH1b to the right) and a bridge over a murky looking stream, before veering left. Do not attempt to turn right onto the gravel track, rather a few hundred metres on turn left into a carpark down towards the river. Use this carpark if coming from the South as crossing this road is very dangerous…I know I lived there and saw the accidents, it only adds a few hundred metres to the walk and is much safer; then cross the highway and take the gravel track on the left, just before the highway turns right onto the Mangawaka Stream bridge. Carpark: -37.608138, 175.182828

Take care of the railway crossing. Be really careful. Continue on the gravel road. Parking is also available on the gravel before a green painted wharenui, this is the best parking if approaching from Huntly.

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Route Options

Access is by foot along the farm track that curves to the left between two Urupa. Follow road to the first or second of two carved gate that are the track entrances. Tracks go up mountain and are fairly easy to follow, though can be extremely slippery in places when wet. The first track starts off through gorse but soon enters regenerating bush. Be prepared for an uphill walk. Of the two tracks, the first is the challenging one. The second is slightly less so, with a shorter depth to the step ups. some of these steps are very high.

Maungawhakamana

Maungawhakamana

Maungawhakamana

Maungawhakamana is a prominent peak at the southern end of the Rotoma Ranges in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Visible from much of the Rangitaiki plains area, it forms the third peak in a trio comprised of Putauaki, Tarawera and Maungawhakamana.

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 728?m?(2,388?ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Bay of Plenty/East Coast
Location Coordinates 38? 7′ 28″ S, 176? 35′ 3″ E
Nearest Town/s Kawerau, Whakatane, Rotorua, Tauranga
LINZ Topographic map/s BE38 Lake Rotoma
Range Rotoma Ranges
Geology Sedimentary
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 2-3 hours (return)
Distance 6?km?(3.7?mi)
Start/End Points Fenton’s Mill Rd, 15km from Kawerau
Difficulty Help.gif Medium
Track conditions Help.gif Track, Marked Route
Season Help.gif any
Sights Views, Volcanic landscape, Bush, Forest

Getting There

The trailhead is reached via a 15km drive on a good quality gravel Rd from Kawerau. Enter the forest at the Waterhouse St Bridge, Turn left over the hill then right onto Tarawera Rd. The trailhead is around 14km further on on your right, about 1km past the turnoff to Lake Tarawera. A permit is required to use this road (mostly used to access Tarawera falls). This can be obtained from the Kawerau information centre for $5.

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Our Recommended Route

From the trailhead head into the scrub and find the start of the track (it’s a bit overgrown). Once you find it the route is easy enough to follow, it pretty much heads straight up the ridge to the summit. The markers are a little faint at times but adequate. It’s a constant steep climb but there’s no scrambling or hazards of any real note.

Route Options

From the summit you can continue onwards onto Tunnecliffe’s track which emerges eventually on SH30 above Lake Rotoma. This is a much longer walk though!

Images

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Maungawhakamana forest.jpg

Maungawhakamana towards tarawera.jpg

Maungakawa

Also known as Te Tapui Loop Track

A pleasant bush walk in Te Tapui Scenic Reserve that loops to Maungakawa peak. A viewing tower provides good views across to the Kaimai Ranges and Firth of Thames on a clear day.

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 495?m?(1,624?ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Waikato/Coromandel
Location Coordinates 37? 48′ 30″ S, 175? 36′ 39″ E
Nearest Town/s Matamata, Cambridge, Morrinsville
LINZ Topographic map/s BD35 Matamata
Geology Volcano
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif DOC time: 3-4 hrs return
Distance 4?km?(2.5?mi)
Start/End Points Car-park on Piakonui Rd
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Sights Views, Bush

Getting There

Access to the walking track is from the west side of the reserve from Piakonui Rd.

From Morrinsville; Piakonui Rd is off Paratu Rd, off Morrinsville-Walton Rd. From Matamata; Piakonui Rd is off Piakoiti Rd, off Morgan Rd.

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Route Options

From the car park, the track leads a short distance into the bush before splitting in two directions. The track to the right is shorter (about an hour to the trig) but does involve a steady climb to the summit and lookout tower. The track to the left is more gentle but quite a bit longer: suggested DOC times 2-3 hours to the summit.

Lathams Hill

Also known as Te Tiringa / Lathams Track
Easy Loop track from Awakeri Hot Springs, head north on SH30 to signpost for track start

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 240?m?(787?ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Bay of Plenty/East Coast
Location Coordinates 38? 0′ 32″ S, 176? 52′ 28″ E
Nearest Town/s Awakeri, Whakatane
LINZ Topographic map/s BE39 Edgecumbe
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 2 hours (loop)
Distance 5.25?km?(3.3?mi)
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Track conditions Help.gif Road, Track, Marked Route
Season Help.gif

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Fort Opau

The high cliffs and spectacular views that are features of Makara have for centuries provided the people of the area with good vantage points for the defence of their land. A Ngati Ira pa site lies on the promontory at the western end of Fisherman’s Bay, and gun emplacements at the top of the cliffs mark the position of Fort Opau, which was garrisoned by 100 soldiers during World War II. The fort was operational until June 1944 when the guns were removed. On a clear blue sky day you can get some fantastic views of the South Island.

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 201?m?(659?ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Wellington
Location Coordinates 41? 13′ 27″ S, 174? 41′ 50″ E
Nearest Town/s Makara, Johnsonville, Wellington
LINZ Topographic map/s BQ31 Wellington
Geology Sedimentary
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 2-3 hours (Return)
Distance 3.8?km?(2.4?mi)
Start/End Points Makara Beach
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Track conditions Help.gif Track, Marked Route
Season Help.gif November to July (closed 1 August to 31 October for lambing)
Sights Views, Historic buildings, Maori heritage
Hazards Mist, High winds , Sheer drops

Google Earth Map

Our Recommended Route

After parking your car virtually on the beach, walk to southern side of the road end and down to the Makara Walk sign. Continue on for about 10 minutes along the coast and you’ll see the steep track heading up the grassy slope. There’s another signpost here to guide your way, and a marker pole about halfway up this first steep section. Bear to the right at the marker pole, and you’ll soon reach the cliff tops and glorious views. To the right, up on the headland, is the Ngati Ira pa site. To reach Fort Ohau, head up the steep track to the south, and then follow the cliff tops until you reach a stile. There are numerous sheep and human tracks along these cliffs, but you can’t go too far wrong as you are sandwiched between a fence and the cliffs. However, in misty or windy weather, it would be wise to stay close to the fenceline and away from the edge! Across the stile and you’ll see a couple of marker poles leading down to the lower WW2 gun emplacements. Have a good look around before heading up to the top bunker and the summit of Fort Ohau. Allow about 1 hour to reach the summit from the carpark, and less on the way back down.

Route Options

Options

If you have an aversion to backtracking, you can do the full Makara Walkway loop circuit. From the top gun emplacement, head back down the slope and on to the grassy 4WD track. Go past the three huts on the right, and stay on the 4WD road until you get the DOC sign and intersection. Take the right 4WD road here, and follow it for about 30 minutes until you reach the coast again. From here it is a bit of trudge along the stony beach (for 90 minutes) back to the carpark. Keep an eye out for the narrow track that sometimes runs along the top of the beach, as this makes for easier walking than on the loose shingle. In a brisk northerly, this coastal walking could be a bit of a slog for those that are more accustomed to climbing up peaks!

External Links

http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/wellington-kapiti/wellington/makara-walkway/ http://capitaldefence.orconhosting.net.nz/prfles/post1930/opau1.htm

Zion, Mt


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Also known as Hikurangi
Mt Zion rises south of the main beach at Karekare in the Waitakere Ranges. At 272 m, it provides the opportunity for a short walk to the top. There are many tracks in the area – we describe a loop walk that can be done that takes in both the forest and coastal experience.

List Status Official
Elevation 272?m?(892?ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Auckland
Location Coordinates 36? 59′ 49″ S, 174? 28′ 60″ E
Nearest Town/s Karekare, Piha Beach, Waitakere, Auckland
Range Waitakere Ranges
Geology Volcano
Translation hiku: summit; rangi: sky
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 1 hour to the top of Zion and return or 4 hours for whole circuit
Distance 7.6?km?(4.7?mi)
Start/End Points Karekare carpark
Difficulty Help.gif Medium
Track conditions Help.gif Track, Mud, Steep embankments, Stream/River Crossings
Season Help.gif All year
Sights Views, Bush , views of the coast,kauri grove
Hazards Slippery underfoot if it has been raining, Pararaha Creek at the bottom of Buck Track can flood

Getting There

By Car

From Auckland (Titirangi), follow the scenic drive for 10 km before turning left on to Piha Road. Follow this road for 11 km, then turn left on to Karekare Road. If you drive for a further 3 km you will end up at a carpark, picnic area and toilets. Park in the carpark and start the walk from there.

Google Earth Map

NZ Topographic Map

Our Recommended Route

Park at the Karekare carpark at the beach community of Karekare. From the carpark, take the Pohutukawa Glade Walk to a picnic area. This is where you should find a signpost that indicates where the Zion Hill track starts.

Follow the track up the hill. The track passes through forest and has some good views back over Karekare Beach. Eventually after about 30 minutes you will reach the summit of Mt Zion.

An alternative track (Zion Ridge track) branches off at this point however stay on the Zion Hill track and continue along the undulating ridge. The track can be muddy and slippery in places. Eventually you will cross a small stream and reach a kauri grove with some sizable trees.

As you continue onwards, the track crosses a second stream before joining the Buck Taylor Track. Head right along this track. Shortly, you will come to another junction. Turnoff to Muir track is to the left and right will take you to the beach. Follow the right-hand beach track to the big black sand hill to the west.

There is a signpost just before you climb the sand hill to direct you onwards. The track heads off in the general direction of nor-nor-west. The landscape around the “beach” portion of the walk is a mixture of sand dunes and swampy wetland. The track can be grassy and sometimes hard to see, but the walk should not be difficult as long as you keep the cliff face on your right shoulder, and the sea on your left. Along the way you will pass campsites and a tunnel (which can be walked through) and some toilets.

Eventually you will get back to Karekare Point, and will see The Watchman rock. Do not cross the creek which flows in front of it, rather follow the creek up-stream inland. This will take you through a grassy area and back to Karekare carpark where you started.

Route Options

There are a number of tracks in the area which can be walked as part of a Mt Zion trip. An alternative loop includes walking the Zion Hill Track, Buck Taylor Track, Zion Ridge Track, and returning back down the Zion Hill Track.

Also for a longer walk, one might go as far as the Muir Track turn-off and take in the Gibbons Track returning via the coast. This walk would constitute a long day walk (approximately 8 hours) or could be done over 2 days if staying at the campgrounds in the area.

The main Karekare waterfall, known by the Kawerau people as ?Te Ahoaho’ or ?pendulous white thread’, is located a short walk from the main beach arrival area and can also be visited.

Height Profile

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External Links

Trip reports


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xx Zion

March 31, 2018, 04:36:03 PM by GuanoGerbil

"Log update. One of the few peaks I've only done once!"

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xx Report

September 30, 2017, 03:02:45 PM by DeanoD

"I was in Auckland for a few days and popped up for a walk to escape the hustel and bussel"

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xx Mt Zion

February 01, 2017, 03:38:53 PM by krufu

"Nice way to finish the Pararaha Valley walk."

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xx Mt Zion, out and about around Karekare.

January 10, 2015, 03:18:08 PM by Lostcourse

"Out and about Karekare this afternoon for a hike, geocaching and to bag this peak. I came up the Hill track before taking the Ridge track to the summit and a little further. I then returned the Hill track to make my way down to the beach. I took a small detour to bush bash to the top of a waterfall just off the track. I made my way back to the car along the beach following the Hillary trail for much of it. All in all it was a four and a half hour adventure."

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xx Mt Zion

January 10, 2015, 03:09:35 PM by Lostcourse

"Out and about Karekare this afternoon for a hike, geocaching and to bag this peak. I came up the Hill track before taking the Ridge track to the summit and a little further. I then returned the Hill track to make my way down to the beach. I took a small detour to bush bash to the top of a waterfall just off the track. I made my way back to the car along the beach following the Hillary trail for much of it. All in all it was a four and a half hour adventure."

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xx Mt Zion and beyond...

August 28, 2012, 12:26:25 PM by Rubberduck-e

"Metservice had the morning looking the best with the clouds due to roll in as the afternoon wore on so as per usual I turned up nice and early for this one.

The site description of the track is very accurate, I simply popped over the bridge hung a right when it came to the Pohutukawa glade walk and kept an eye out for the Zion Hill track. From there it is a reasonably easy climb. As you go up, if you see what appears to be a small track leading away to the right, I think there was about two of these, take it, it’s only about four or five paces and you will be at a lookout. One of them even had a bench and the view was a fantastic Karekare beach!

Anyway before you can say “what peak” you will have bagged it, and as the site suggest from here things did get a bit..."

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xx Mt Zion

May 09, 2011, 03:52:48 AM by Sasquatch

"From Buck Taylor car park via Zion Ridge track to the lookout call Mt Zion.  Excellent views over Manukau heads wild coast line 20min.  Return via Zion Hill>Buck Taylor track to car park.  Would be nice if dry underfoot, some more views, nice forest, would re do on a dry week."

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xx Mt Zion Picture

April 25, 2011, 03:49:17 PM by vinodrinker

"Took a picture from further up the hillary trail today down toward karekare and Mt Zion which is the rather rounded "peak" here which shows itself as the highest point on the horizon"

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xx Mt Zion

January 05, 2011, 02:48:36 PM by Ash Bash

"It was funny when we did Mt Zion because Dad was ahead of us so he went the right way but Claire, Mum and I went the wrong way but that is better because it meant we walked a longer time than our Dad."

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xx Mt Zion

April 13, 2010, 08:35:48 AM by Chris FRENCH

"Not much of a summit to speak of but a fantastic walk with views of the west coast and regenerating bush. I walked up the Zion Hill Track and onto the Zion ridge track onto the Buck Taylor track and back onto the Zion Hill Track back to Karekare. It was a sunny day without wind what a walk. It took me about 2.5 - 3 hours medium pace."

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xx See Previous

January 25, 2010, 11:50:53 AM by Inspector Clouseau

"See Previous"

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xx Winter & Mt Zion

January 25, 2010, 11:06:54 AM by Inspector Clouseau

"I bagged this one over the Winter (July I think). At least I think I did. The GPS on the phone said I had. The problem is there is nothing to mark the summit and it is such a rounded peak that there is an element of guess work required.

The track was a complete bog in a number of places and lethley slippery in others. The return across the back of the dunes requires fording an overflowing marsh which means very wet feet and the route through the dunes is completely random. The campsite and tramline tunnel are an interesting diversion but I wouldn't reccomend this walk to anyone in particular. It is probably more challanging for a mountain bike rider.

On the other side of Karekare is a much worthier bag. Follow Comans Track (now part of Sir Ed's Walkway) to the Mercer ..."

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xx Mt Zion

October 29, 2009, 01:51:07 PM by PeakRunner

"From Karekare car park.
Zion Hill Tk, Zion Ridge Tk (2.9k 45m) Buck Taylor Tk (1.2k 18m) Zion Hill Tk (2.1k 27m) Zion Hill Tk (1.5k 15m)
Total time: 1 hr40
Total distance ca 7.7km
Total Climb ca. 430 M"

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xx Mt Zion - ex Karekare Beach

June 09, 2008, 09:05:33 AM by vinodrinker

"This is little more than a moderate walk.

Leaving from the carpark at Karekare beach, cross the bridge and turn down pohutakawa glade track walking for about 100m before the zion hill track branches off upwards.

The track is well formed and gentle/ moderate slope which hardly gets the heart pumping

There are a couple of points where lookouts step off the main track where you get great views of Karekare Beach and further up you get views of Whatipu. Classic west coast scenery

The summit is unmarked so thats a bit of a pain but the map marks it as close to the intersection of the zion ridge track and zion hill track.  To my eye the highest point seems to be about 100m further on up the zion ridge track.

Would be a great break away from a..."

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William, Mt

A peak bagging trip to summit of Mt William provides an easy walk just south of Auckland’s Bombay Hills. You can take a short detour to a kauri grove, and at the summit you will be rewarded with views of the Firth of Thames and the west coast.

For more details on the walk, see DOC Mt William walkway page

List Status Official
Elevation 373?m?(1,224?ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Auckland
Location Coordinates 37? 12′ 29″ S, 175? 1′ 24″ E
Nearest Town/s Aukland
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 3 hours (return)
Distance 3.5?km?(2.2?mi)
Start/End Points McMillan Rd or Puketutu Rd
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Track conditions Help.gif Path, Track
Season Help.gif October to July (closed for lambing Aug/Sept)
Sights Views , Native trees, views to Firth of Thames

Getting There

Car

Simply head south out of Auckland (assuming that’s where you’re coming from!) and turn on to State Highway 2 as if going to the Coromandel. About 1.5 km east of the SH1/SH2 intersection, turn into Irish Rd, and then left into McMillan Rd.

If you want to start from the Puketutu end of the walk, take the Beaver Rd exit off SH1, and drive along Beaver Rd East, turn right on to Razorback Rd, and then left into Puketutu Rd.

Google Earth Map

NZ Topographic Map

Height Profile

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Images

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Weather and Webcam Links

External Links

Whakapoungakau

Whakapoungakau is a rhyolite dome on the shores of Lake Okataina. The track starts from the Outdoor Education Centre, which is just off Lake Okataina Road. The first part of the route follows the Western Okataina Walkway. At the top of the hill, the track to Whakapoungakau turns off to the right. At the summit there is an open clearing and a radio mast, and great views of the surrounding Rotorua Lakes district and out to the coast.

List Status Official
Elevation 758?m?(2,487?ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Bay of Plenty/East Coast
Location Coordinates 38? 5′ 37″ S, 176? 23′ 47″ E
Nearest Town/s Rotorua
Geology Volcano
Translation Place of Heart’s Desire. Tane Whakaraka was a great hunter, a bird-spearsman and snare-setter. Tane pointed to the blue mountains and said to his sisters: ?I am going up yonder. I may be a long time away. I have fixed my heart upon those hills. Remain you here and I will bring you the spoils of the forest.? (Source: NZETC)
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 4-5 hours return
Distance 9.0?km?(5.6?mi)
Start/End Points Outdoor Education Centre
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Track conditions Help.gif Track, Marked Route, Steep embankments
Season Help.gif All year
Sights Views, Lakes , Views of Lake Rotoiti and to the northen coast
Hazards Track could be slippery after rain

Getting There

By Car

From Rotorua, take the main road that leads to Rotorua Airport. Go past the airport and turn right when you see the sign that points to Whakatane. Drive 15-20 minutes until you reach a sign that points to Lake Okataina. Turn right and drive down this road until you reach the Outdoor Education Centre (turn right into the driveway), where you can park by the start of the Western Okataina Walkway/Whangapoungakau track.

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NZ Topographic Map

Our Recommended Route

Start the walk from the Outdoor Education Centre near Lake Okataina. There is a wooden archway and some information boards at the start of the track. The track first meanders along flat land through grass and forest. There are a couple of turns-offs early on which take you to Lake Okataina, but keep following the signs along the Western Walkway and to Whangapoungakau Trig. After about 15-20 minutes from the start of the walk, the track starts to get steeper as you begin walking up the side of a rhyolite dome. The track is well formed and wide but could get slippery after heavy rain or in winter. Beautiful bush surrounds the track with native birds chirping in the background.

After about 1.5-2 hours of walking, you reach a junction. To the left the Western Walkway carries on, but turn right to go to Whakapoungakau Trig. The track narrows, but is still well formed and relatively easy to walk along. From the junction it takes about another 20 minutes to reach the top.

At the top there is a trig and a radio mast (and associated building). A large grassy area makes it a great place to have a snack or a picnic. There are great views on one side looking toward the Rotorua Lakes district and the coast to the north.

After taking in the views, return to the Okataina Outdoor Education Centre the same way you same. A return trip for this walk should take about 4-5 hours. If you haven’t eaten already, drive on a bit further to Lake Okataina and enjoy a relaxing picnic by its shores!

Route Options

There are a number of walking options in and around Lake Okataina ranging from as little as a 20 minute stroll to all-day or multi-day tramps. See the DOC website for Lake Okataina walking and tramping tracks.

Height Profile

Whakapoungakau-2d.jpg

Weather and Webcam Links

External Links

Urchin

Urchin is a tussock covered peak in the Kaimanawa Ranges. It lies at one end of a popular 2 day loop tramp which also takes in Umukarikari (1591), the Waipakihi Hut, and the Waipakihi River valley. However, if your prime objective is to bag Urchin, then it can be climbed on return half day tramp.

List Status Official
Elevation 1,392?m?(4,567?ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Central Plateau/Taupo
Location Coordinates 39? 10′ 31″ S, 175? 50′ 41″ E
Nearest Town/s Ohakune, Waiouru, Turangi, Taupo
Range Kaimanawas
Geology Sedimentary
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 3-5 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
Hazards Changeable weather, swollen rivers, snow/ice in winter

Google Earth Map

NZ Topographic Map

Height Profile

Urchin-2d.jpg

Weather and Webcam Links

External Links

References

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

Trampinginnz-cover.jpg Tramping in New Zealand, Shaun Barnett, Craig Potton Publishing (2006). See pages 128-130

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

Google Earth Map

NZ Topographic Map

Height Profile

Umukarikari-2d.jpg

Weather and Webcam Links

External Links

References

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