Photograph. Distance from location: 0.
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 ▶︎
Track. 5 – 12 days. Hard. One way. Distance from location: 500m.
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 ▶︎
Article. Distance from location: 500m.
The first leg of a trip from East Cape to West Cape via the main divide. More ▶︎
Photograph. Distance from location: 2.1km.
"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 ▶︎
Photograph. Distance from location: 3.1km.
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 ▶︎
Photograph. Distance from location: 3.4km.
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 ▶︎