Tongariro National Park Blyth Hut to Ohakune Mountain Road via South East Basin

  • 1 hr – 1 hr 30 min one way
  • Medium

From behind Blyth Hut, a poled route exists to the South East Basin of the Turoa skifield. It is not necessary to climb to the last pole, however, climb to a position 20 meters below and West of the pole. From this position, sidle left whilst maintaining height. After a short period, the Turoa skifield carpark road is reached (carpark 5). Walk this road to connect with the Ohakune Mountain Road. Five minutes down this road is the continuation of Round The Mountain Track.

Tongariro National Park Blyth Hut to Ohakune Mountain Road via South East Basin: Key information
Walking time
1 hr – 1 hr 30 min
Distance
3.9km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Medium
All exposed no trees or shelter, alpine conditions of rocks and tussock, some muddy patches, not favorable in winter conditions. Grades explained
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Tongariro National Park Blyth Hut to Ohakune Mountain Road via South East Basin: Find it
Starts
Blyth Hut or Turoa skifield carpark road. Road access start depending on direction of travel
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Ends
Turoa skifield carpark road or Blyth Hut. Road access start depending on direction of travel
Maps
-
Altitude
1,380m – 1,626m
Altitude change 246m

This poled route is an alternative to walking the OMR when tramping RTM track. From Blyth Hut the first 10 minutes is muddy then opening up to volcanic terrain.

An easy route for experienced trampers.

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ID 17144

About this track

Added 26 December 2020 by dutchmandutchman. No revisions.
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