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Huitatariki River

Huitatariki River

The Huitatariki open up as soon as it leaves the park, with broad grassy flats and pines of the valleysides. A start contract to the tight, tangled, windfall-smitten valley of the headwaters. Riverbed is LINZ land, and there's a Queen's Chain ...   More ▶︎
Raukumara East-West Traverse

Raukumara East-West Traverse

An east-west traverse of either the Raukumara range, or the entire East Cape. A minimum of 5-8 days in it's shortest version (of which two are half days), but 9+ days for a complete traverse. The main highlight of the trip ...   More ▶︎
A Raukumara Crossing

A Raukumara Crossing

The first leg of a trip from East Cape to West Cape via the main divide.   More ▶︎
Huitatariki campsite

Huitatariki campsite

"We're stopping at the first spot of flat ground we find" - exhausted we drop down from Te Ranganuiatoi into the Huitatariki. A very uncomfortable, lumpy night's sleep. Naturally, great flat camping spot existed 500m further downriver just outside the ...   More ▶︎
Huitatariki Headwaters

Huitatariki Headwaters

More scrubby, windfallen, bouldery travel in the upper Huitatariki. 'Boss, can we stop now?'. The Huitatariki Stream has LINZ riverbed and queens chain and offers a route from the Tapuaroa Roadend (for Mt Hikurangi / Oronui River & Hut) and the ...   More ▶︎
Tapuaeroa River

Tapuaeroa River

The Tapuaeroa River is the main access to the Oronui and Oronui Hut, and forms the most common eastern end-point for an east-west traverse of the Raukumara Range. Access is from the Tapuaeroa Roadend (Mt Hikurangi roadend) and is up ...   More ▶︎