Mt Hikurangi, the one near Galatea

Mt Hikurangi, the one near Galatea
Mt Hikurangi, the one near Galatea
Track 1 day. Easy/medium. Return via same track.
This is a satisfying day trip from Galatea. The track hasn’t had much maintenance and is over grown and the pad on the ground has faded away pretty much. However there are still markers so it is ea...

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.