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. 

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


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Phone 0800 275 362
Email gisborne@doc.govt.nz
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