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Distance 20.28 km Duration 5h 50min Ascent 480 meters Length Single-Day Location Waikato Trip Grading Fit

A fairly long (19km flat map measure but 21+ by GPS), out-and-back walk in the moderate to fit category lasting five to six hours including breaks which starts and ends at the Chateau in Whakapapa. There is an overall altitude gain and loss of about 630 metres if Upper Tama Lake is reached. The first part of this is relatively easy but once past the Wairere Stream bridge the track is less good due to erosion and there is a bit of a grunt uphill from the Lower to Upper lake. If the weather is good a variation on the return can include walking down the ridge to circumnavigate the Lower Lake then later branch off to pass the Taranaki Falls.

Last updated Oct 2015

Start Point: Easting 1819286 Northing 5657828

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