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Distance 19.07 km Duration 7 hrs 40 mins Ascent 1010 meters Length Single-Day Location Waikato Trip Grading Fit

A fairly strenuous walk of about 7 hours covering about 20km, with easily another 3km added for altitude gain and loss, 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 clockwise before reaching the Mangatepopo Hut passing between Ngauruhoe and Pukekaikiore (1692metres) on a rough, back-country track which is basically unmarked whilst it clambers over scoria mounds filling river valleys. At the high point there is then some serious cross-country tramping to get up past the Tama Lakes before heading towards Waihohonu on or below the Tama Ridge to meet the Northern Circuit track coming from Whakapapa going to Waihohonu.
Last Updated Oct 2011

Start Point: Easting 1823020 Northing 5663977

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