Raukumara East-West Crossing

Raukumara Forest Park, Raukumara Wilderness Area

East-West crossing of the Raukumara Ranges. Starting either at East Cape, Te Kumi Station or Mt Hikurangi roadend, and ending at Toatoa on the Motu Road.

5-12 days of remote, hard country. Big rivers, scrubby passes, few facilities. A challenge. Not a place I'm likely to go back to in a hurry, but a trip I'm very glad I've been on.

Note this route is hand-drawn off maps, and not recorded from a GPS. As such whilst it shows the route taken it will be typically accurate to no better than 50m.

[Altitude data for each point were obtained from the University of Otago's NZSoSDEM. See: Columbus, J.; Sirguey, P. & Tenzer, R. (2011), 'A free, fully assessed 15-m DEM for New Zealand', Survey Quarterly 66, 16-19. Data is provided by them under Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 NZ license]

Contains data sourced from Land Information New Zealand and Landcare Research under CC-By.
Latitudes and longitudes use the WGS84 datum.
Elevation range 0m – 1,088m Total ascent 6,048m
Recorded distance 182.4km Total descent 5,831m
Points 1,167 Average grade 7%
Start -37.689213, 178.547966141m
End -38.110074, 177.506941358m



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Added 17 May 2014 by madpom. 7 revisions, most recently 30 May 2014 by madpommadpom.


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