Walking the length of the Ruahines

Ruahine Forest Park

  • 10 – 25 days one way
  • Medium/hard

A 10+ day trip down to backbone of the Ruahine Range from Wharite (Palmerston Sth) to the Napier Taihape (Gentle Annie) Rd.

The details of the route are in the associated article (see 'More Information').

Key information
Walking time
10 – 25 days
Distance
130.0km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Medium/hard
Souther sections (south of Tamaki roadend) of this trip are untracked and bush-bashing is required. Moderately tough untracked tops sections exist over: Sawtooth Ridge, Broken Ridge, Te Atuparapara. Grades explained
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Wharite Peak: TV mast above Palmerston Nth - public road end
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Ends
Comet Hut (or Kurikapango): roadend on Napier Taihape Rd
Maps
NZTopo50-BK36
NZTopo50-BL36
NZTopo50-BM35
NZTopo50-BJ37
Altitude
300m – 1,715m
Altitude change 1,415m
Map
This track needs a photograph.
ID 8874

About this track

Added 8 January 2014 by madpommadpom. 2 revisions, most recently 8 January 2014 by madpommadpom.
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