Verns Camp Shelter

Central Whirinaki - Mangamate Loop
Central Whirinaki - Mangamate Loop
Track 2 – 3 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
A popular lowland circuit in Whirinaki Forest Park featuring tall podocarp forest and blue ducks.
Mangamate Hut via Kakanui Stream
Mangamate Hut via Kakanui Stream
Track 1 – 2 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
A shorter loop taking in Mangamate but not Central Whirinaki Hut. There is no track up the Kakanui Stram

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.