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


Turanganui-a-Kiwa / Gisborne Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
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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