Roaring Meg Pack Track

  • 5 hr – 6 hr one way
  • Easy/medium

A route along the Roaring Meg, from Cardrona to the Kawerau Gorge.

Meg Hut, Pisa Range • By Briar. Licence: C.
Key information
Walking time
1 – 2 days
5 hr – 6 hr
Distance
19.0km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Easy/medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Tuohys Gully, Cardrona. From the Cardrona Valley Road, look for the Waiorau Snow Farm sign, and take Tuohys Gully Road. Turn right to get to Tuohys Gully.
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Ends
Near the Roaring Meg power station on SH6, Kawerau Gorge Road.
Maps
NZTopo50-CC12
NZTopo50-CB12
Altitude
240m – 1,140m
Altitude change 900m

From the Tuohys Gully car park, a track climbs to Tuohys Saddle, at 1140m the highest point on the route. The track continues down on the right past Miners Hut (private) along a tributary of the Roaring Meg. Alternatively, a track leads left to the Meg Hut, about 1km away. 

Meg Hut in september • By aardvark.

 Continuing onward, a steep trail follows the Roaring Meg gorge, to end at Roaring Meg Dam. From here, a vehicle track leads down to the power station. 

Meg Hut • Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.

Walking times:

  • Tuohys Gully to Meg Hut: 2 hours, 6.5km
  • Meg Hut to SH6: 3-4 hours, 12.5km
Map
ID 8884

About this track

Added 15 January 2014 by MatthewMatthew. No revisions.
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