Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe from Deadmans Track
Image: Bev Bacon | DOC
Time: 2 - 3 hr
Follow the Rangiwahia Hut Track. Spend the night at Rangiwahia Hut.
Time: 5 - 6 hr
Follow the obvious path up the tussock ridge on to the tops of the Whanahuia Range. Head east to Mangahuia Trig. From the trig, poles lead south-east down a rolling tussock ridge and down to the carpark.
Due to travel on the open tops this hike should not be attempted in poor visibility or bad weather.
Travel past the villages of Kimbolton and Rangiwahia and continue along Te Para Para Rd and on to Renfrew Road. Follow this to the carpark at the end.
You must take your own portable cooking stove. There is a wood burner in the hut for heating, which may be used for cooking. Firewood is supplied by DOC
Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.
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