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Mount Karioi

This ancient volcano rises sharply from the sea to 756 m and has spectacular views from its summit. On a fine day you can see the mounts Taranaki, Pureora, Maungamangero, Te Aroha and Pirongia and Maungatautari.

Mount Pirongia

On a clear day, Mt Pirongia’s summit provides fine views of  Mounts Taranaki and Ruapehu. For those wishing to stay the night near the top of the mountain, Pahautea Hut and campsites are closeby.

Kaniwhaniwha Caves

The Kaniwhaniwa Caves are two limestone caves. You can walk through the 20 m long main cave, except for a short hands-and-knees crawl. The cave is wet underfoot and torches are required. The second smaller cave is tight and narrow.

Tallest kahikatea tree

Walk along the Nikau Walk to Kaniwhaniwha Caves then follow the Bell Track to the tallest recorded kahikatea tree, a mighty 66.5 m high.

 

 

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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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Contacts

Te Rapa Base
Phone:      +64 7 858 1000
Email:   waikato@doc.govt.nz
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