Raukumara East-West Crossing
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]
|Elevation range||0m – 1,088m||Total ascent||6,048m|
|Recorded distance||182.4km||Total descent||5,831m|
|Start||-37.689213, 178.547966 • 141m|
|End||-38.110074, 177.506941 • 358m|
|Data from GPX files may include recording errors, and may not reflect on-ground conditions.|