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Distance 22.75 km Duration 7:45 min Ascent +/- 1000 meters Length Single-Day Location Waikato Trip Grading Fit

This tramp is moderate to fit depending on the variation that is done. This day-tramp comprises the north end of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing where one walks in to the Ketetahi Hut from close to SH46 – this can be a bit tiring as there are, shall we say, a few “steps” on the otherwise very high grade track with long new section just below the hut. Once at the Ketetahi Shelter one can then admire the views and come down again or continue up for another hour or so to the Blue Lake or even as far as the Emerald Lakes and junction to the Oturere Track. Lots of photos can be taken.

Last updated September 2011

NB The Ketetahi Hut was badly damaged in an eruption several years ago and is now classified as a SHELTER and over-nighting here is no longer permitted.

Start Point: Easting 1830439 Northing 5671660

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