Mangahouhounui Stream

Tongariro National Park

  • 2 days one way
  • Medium

An untracked alternative to getting from Ketetahi Hut to Oturere Hut and beats the madenning crowd.

Te Mari Crater, post the August 2012 Eruption • By pmcke. Licence: C.
Mangahouhounui Stream: Key information
Walking time
2 days
9 hr – 10 hr
One way
One way
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Mangahouhounui Stream: Find it
Ketetahi Hut
Oturere Hut
1,100m – 1,600m
Altitude change 500m

  From Ketetahi Hut follow the track up to the end of the first zig zag. From there leave the main track and follow a light track that leads into the gully. Sidle out the other side and gently climb passing below the Upper TeMari Crater.

Ketetahi Hut • Shelter (DOC).

Head up into the wide saddle that crosses into the Mangahouhounui Stream.

Mangahouhounui Stream • By pmcke.

Head down stream over fairly rough country underfoot until you get to the bush. There are lots of good camp sites down here.

Mangahouhounui Stream • By pmcke.

Locate a steep gully that goes up to the south from the main stream about 300m below the first bush. This gully is shown as a side stream on the 1:50,000 map and gives clear access through the scrub to the tops, except for a small waterfall at the bottom which is easily bipassed on the true right.

Traversing around Mt Tongariro • By pmcke.

Climb to about the 1400m contour and then sidle around 3kms until you come out on the ridge overlooking Oturere Hut. Drop down into the Oturere Stream and then cross it to get to the hut.

Oturere Hut • Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 30.







ID 2218

About this track

Added 25 July 2007 by pmckepmcke. 9 revisions, most recently 7 August 2012 by pmckepmcke.
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