The Pinnacles Thames

  • 5 hr – 7 hr return via same track
  • Easy/medium

This track was merged with the track, Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk), 3 April 20143 April 2014.

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End of the road to pinnacles hut via pinnacles hut track. Pinnacles Hut to Pinnacles Summit

Key information
Walking time
1 – 2 days
5 hr – 7 hr
Distance
7.0km
Type
Return via same track
Return via same track
Grade
Easy/medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Kauraeranga Rd End
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Maps
NZTopo50-BB35
Altitude
200m – 759m
Altitude change 559m

I found this to be an interesting track with varied terrain.  Starts with a moderate slog up some stone stairs which gives you a good workout but there are also a few flat easier sections to regain composure.  Also the odd swing bridge crossing for added interest. A little wet but generally a very well kept and well formed track and never a chance of getting lost. 

We made the hut in 2 hours with another 50 minutes to the peak up well formed stairs and the odd ladder. Towards the top is a few steep scrambes up some rocks but nothing too major.  Care must be taken if exploring the rocky outcrops at the top, there are some sheer bluffs and 'welcome to vertigo' sights to be had. Fantastic views at the top including whangamata and Table Mountain . I would imagine the top could be a little exposed in poor weather.

(I hear there was once a track up table mountain but it was closed...anyone know anything???? drop me a line). 

 I would do this walk again, it is a good training track

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About this track

Added 19 February 2008 by CraigNZCraigNZ. 1 revision 3 April 2014 by MatthewMatthew.
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