Hihikiwi lookout, Pirongia
Image: Rachel Smith | Creative Commons



Hihikiwi Track is the shortest track to Pāhautea Hut and Pirongia summit. Walk to the lookout point on Mount Pirongia for one of the best vantage points over the west coast harbours.

4.8 km to the lookout | 6.4 km one way to the summit return via same track

Walking and tramping

3 - 4 hr one way to the lookout | 4 - 6 hr one way to the summit Advanced: Tramping track

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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