Pirongia - Bell/ Tahuanui Loop 1.5 days

Pirongia summit loop via Tirohanga / Mahaukura tracks
Pirongia summit loop via Tirohanga / Mahaukura tracks
Track 1 day. Easy/medium. Loop track.
Walk up one ridge and down the other, great views the whole way and rare plants too. Varible track that keeps you thinking.

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.