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Distance 16.4 km Duration 6h 01min Ascent 724 meters Length Single-Day Location Waikato Trip Grading Fit

A strenuous walk, mainly off-track in the moderate to fit category lasting five to six hours, covering about 16km and ascending almost 700 metres with some slightly “hairy” descents. It starts and ends at the Chateau (WP011134masl) in Whakapapa. The route goes up the Whakapapa Ridge, crosses the Pinnacles Ridge, descends to cross the Wairere Stream then crosses another ridge to get to Saddle Cone – which was incorrectly marked on the current NZTM map. The return walk gets back in, to the Wairere Stream, out to meet the Tama Lakes track and back to the Chateau.

Last updated June 2014

Start Point: Easting 1819281 Northing 5657823

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