Routes from Oturere Bridge to Oturere Hut

Tongariro National Park

Some years ago the prospect of a fast shortcut from Oturere Bridge to Oturere Hut has facinated me. I have done the trip 3 times now and I can't really recommend it as being any quicker than the track via Waihohonu, especially after my latest trip when I found the creek full of windfalls and quite tricky going. Then above bushline there is always a band of pretty horrific scrub. This file depicts 2 routes that I have taken. The next one that should be explored is to go up the main Oturere stream and see where that goes. I would be interested in comments from anyone else who is interested in or has tried this route.

Contains data sourced from Land Information New Zealand and Landcare Research under CC-By.
Latitudes and longitudes use the WGS84 datum.
Route 1
Elevation range 818m – 1,362m Total ascent 634m
Recorded distance 9.5km Total descent 134m
Points 224 Average grade 8%
Start -39.182236, 175.756940855m
End -39.158737, 175.6892811,356m
Latitudes and longitudes use the WGS84 datum.
Route 2
Elevation range 818m – 1,362m Total ascent 857m
Recorded distance 11.8km Total descent 356m
Points 413 Average grade 10%
Start -39.182236, 175.756940855m
End -39.158737, 175.6892811,356m

Waypoints

Latitudes and longitudes use the WGS84 datum.
DescriptionLatitudeLongitide
Bridge, OTUREUE BRIDGE -39.182400 175.757983
Bushline -39.182200 175.723017
Fork 1, SIDE STREAM JCT -39.180583 175.741000
Fork 2, STREAM FORK -39.185233 175.726183
Oturere Hut -39.158683 175.689350
TRACK, GULLY-TRACK JNCT -39.167067 175.684650

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Added 1 December 2009 by pmcke. No revisions.
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