Raukumara East-West Traverse

Urutawa Crossing: Motu Road to Waioeka Gorge
Track 2 – 4 days. Medium. One way.
A north-east - south-west crossing of the Urutawa conservation area from Toatoa on the Motu Road to SH2 in the Waioeka valley. A 2-4 day trip through some little-tramped country. Not much in th...
Mt Hikurangi
Mt Hikurangi
Track 1 – 2 days. Medium. Return via same track.
A classic trip up this sacred mountain, reputed to be the first place to see the sun on each new day

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.