Hikurangi summit
Image: Moira Lee | DOC



Visit the sacred mountain of Ngāti Porou, the highest non-volcanic mountain in the North Island. You need backcountry experience to walk up Hikurangi Maunga track.

Walking and tramping

7 hr one way Expert: Route

Seasonal restrictions

Public access to Mount Hikurangi is closed from 12 noon on 31 December to 12 noon on 1 January each year for the Hikurangi Maunga Dawn Event.

The track from carpark to the hut will be closed every October for lambing. 

Dog access

No dogs

Stay safe in the outdoors


Turanganui-a-Kiwa / Gisborne Office
Phone:   +64 6 869 0460
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   gisborne@doc.govt.nz
Address:   63 Carnarvon Street
Gisborne 4010
Postal Address:   PO Box 668
Gisborne 4040
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