Oamaru to Cascade Hut via Maungaorangi GPX

Kaimanawa Forest Park

A GPX file of the route from Oamaru Hut to Cascade Hut via Maungaorangi. This route avoids the private land leased by Air Charter Taupo that you require a permit for

Contains data sourced from Land Information New Zealand and Landcare Research under CC-By.
Latitudes and longitudes use the WGS84 datum.
Elevation range 625m – 1,445m Total ascent 1,269m
Recorded distance 22.7km Total descent 1,147m
Points 220 Average grade 11%
Start -39.075385, 176.264715654m
End -39.057323, 176.112584776m


Latitudes and longitudes use the WGS84 datum.
1254 -39.117950 176.176100
1319 -39.104883 176.173583
1365 -39.096683 176.173517
Cascade Hut -39.057248 176.112762
MAUNGAORANGI -39.078483 176.172717
Oamaru Hut -39.075617 176.264917
SIGN, 05-JUN-05 2:57:34PM -39.058985 176.122559
WAIOTU, WAIOTUPURITIA SADDLE -39.076517 176.153483


  • pmcke pmcke Cheers. Thanks for that
    7 November 2009
  • www.freewebs.com/hellmission/ www.freewebs.com/hellmission/ Nope all the snow poles are on Manungaorangi are there. But the other short section of opens tops are not marked. The poles even continue into the bush (like 3 or 4 more poles) which make them hard to find! The hunter I met up there did not even know this track exsisted (he was hunting on the private land and decided to climb up there for a look, he got onto some deer too on his way back down, plus he saw some on the way up-three to be precise.)
    6 November 2009
  • www.freewebs.com/hellmission/ www.freewebs.com/hellmission/ Not this stuff whole parts of the ridge are flattened! Tough going with groups of 4 or 5 trees lying on the ground!
    6 November 2009
  • pmcke pmcke Yes, the Kaimanawas have had a bit of a thrashing over the last couple of years from snow fall. Sorry to hear there is a lot of windfall on this route. However, I notice most of the snow crush is small stuff so hopefully it will rot down fairly soon. Out of interest, were there snow poles over the top of Maungaorangi? DOC put them in but I heard that some else, probably a jealous hunter, had removed them all.
    6 November 2009
  • www.freewebs.com/hellmission/ www.freewebs.com/hellmission/ I would rather get a permit, the ridge is covered in windfalls and is overgrown with markers zig-zaging all over the place. The only good piece of ridge is the open tops (nothing to claw through or over)!
    6 November 2009
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Added 4 April 2008 by pmcke. No revisions.
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