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Distance 11.5 km Duration 6 hours Ascent 600 meters Length Single-Day Location Waikato Trip Grading Fit

A fairly strenuous walk of 5-6 hours covering about 12km which can be stretched to almost 15km in 7 hours or so, in some of the wildest terrain in the Tongariro National Park. Starts on the tourist track from Mangatepopo car park towards the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and branches off before reaching the Mangatepopo Hut on a clockwise loop around Pukekaikiore (1692metres) on a rough, back-country track which is basically unmarked whilst it clambers over scoria mounds filling river valleys. The return means bush bashing to join the track from Whakapapa to Mangatepopo.
Last Updated Dec 2007

Start Point: Easting 1823045 Northing 5664035

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