Waiohine Pinnacle track

  • 2 hr 30 min – 4 hr return by the same track
  • Medium/hard

Gives access from Arete Forks to Waiohine Pinnacles on Tarn Ridge Ascends Pinnacle Spur from the Arete Stream Junction

Waiohine Pinnacle • By TararuaHunter. Licence: C.
Key information
Walking time
2 hr 30 min – 4 hr
Distance
2.2km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Medium/hard
No track markers in open tussock Grades explained
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
At Arete Stream Junction with Waingawa river
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Ends
At point 1470 on Tarn Ridge
Maps
NZTopo50-BN34
Altitude
670m – 1,470m
Altitude change 800m

The route follows a maintained DOC track up through the bush, to the bushline. Very steep in places. takes about 1 hour to the bush edge steady climbing.

From the bush edge, follows tussock spur to the top of the spur. generally un marked with odd cairn.

At the junction with Tarn Ridge there is a steel waratah indicating the start of the route down from Tarn Ridge

About 1 hours tramp along to Arete Hut

There are several steep knobs near the top

Map
ID 10378

About this track

Added 9 August 2014 by TararuaHunterTararuaHunter. 3 revisions, most recently 10 August 2014 by TararuaHunterTararuaHunter.
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