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Distance 15.74 km Duration 6 hr 52 min Ascent +/-500 meters Length Single-Day Location Waikato Trip Grading Moderate

A fairly strenuous walk in the moderate to fit category lasting four to six hours including breaks. It starts at the Chateau in Whakapapa, goes up the Whakapapa Ridge to the SE on to the Pinnacles Ridge then descends to the NE to cross the Wairere Stream and re-ascends on to the next ridge. From this ridge Saddle Cone can be seen off to the SE below Ruapehu and starts with a steep descent – which has to be re-ascended on the return. The route home is then via the Wairere Stream and the Tama Lakes track.
Last Updated July 2012

Start Point: Easting 1819288 Northing 5657812

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