Pahautea Hutt 2012

Pirongia - Bell/ Tahuanui Loop 1.5 days
Pirongia - Bell/ Tahuanui Loop 1.5 days
Track 1 – 2 days. Medium. Loop track.
This is a beaut! Fresh air, lush veg and precious plants only 1.5h drive from Auckland.
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.
Karioi Track
Karioi Track
Track 1 day. Easy/medium. Return via same track.
A short walk through coastal forest to the summit of a small volcano, Mt Karioi, south of Raglan.
Mangakara Nature Walk
Mangakara Nature Walk
Track Easy. Loop track.
An easy loop track wandering through rich forest at the foot of Pirongia.

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.