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Distance 11.5 km Duration 6.12 Ascent 729 meters Length Single-Day Location Waikato Trip Grading Fit

A fairly strenuous circular walk in the moderate plus category lasting five or six hours. Starts and ends at the Chateau (WP011135masl) in Whakapapa and can be lengthened or shortened at will. The route goes up the Whakapapa ridge to the NE of the Whakapapanui Stream. The stream is crossed, the ridge line followed to overlook Happy Valley ski area then back down to the Bruce Road after crossing the Waipuna Stream. It is 30min down the road with the option is to slip off on to the track (WP161258masl) for Silica Rapids and get back to Whakapapa via the Silica and Golden Rapids

Last updated Sept 2013

Start Point: Easting 1819283 Northing 5657823

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