Hauturu Highpoint Track

Image: Tasha Oxford | Creative Commons


Climb onto a razor back ridge in the Waima Ranges for sensational views and pristine vegetation.

Track overview

5.7 km one way

Walking and tramping

4 hr one way Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit for recreational hunting or management purposes only

About this track


The climb up Hauturu (679 m) is steep and slippery when wet but the views you can get at the top are worth the climb. Note, reaching the trig requires a short detour off the main track - allow extra time.

The track starts at the top of the Waiotemarama Waterfall Walk. It connects with the Waima Main Range Track.

Getting there

The track starts at the top of the Waiotemarama Waterfall Walk which is signposted off Waiotemarama Gorge Road.

Nature and conservation

The track passes through a range of landscapes and forest types including a great variety of hardwoods such as tawa and towai; some podocarps such as tōtara and miro are also present. At the edge of the viewpoint at the top of the track, botanists may be interested in an Oleania spp. that is restricted to this area.


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