This undulating track crosses rugged terrain, culminating in a steep climb to Kaitarakihi summit (852 m). There are chains in place for the final ascent. The views from the top offer incredible vistas.
About 15 km from Kopu along SH25A. The track is signposted and parking is opposite the track or further down the road at a rest area.
The track ends at the summit – there is no track to the Kauaeranga Valley. The track that used to continue from the summit is closed to protect kauri from kauri dieback disease.
This track is recommended for experienced trampers only.
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