Time and distance: 1 hr 30 min / 2.8 km to summit
This track provides alternative access to the summit of Mt Pureora. It leaves from the carpark on Tui Road and travels along the Timber Trail before veering off the Timber trail and moving up the northwest side of Mt Pureora. From the junction of the Timber Trail to the summit is 1.8 km or 45 min walk.
Due to ongoing forestry operations users must walk Tihoi and Bog Inn Roads from a locked gate 10 km from the park boundary. Otherwise use the Timber Trail, or Waihaha/Waihora tracks to access these areas.
Time: 4 hr return
Walk to the centre of the North Island cairn and turn right onto the Mt Titiraupenga Track, which climbs to a stunning lookout point just below the summit rock.
The summit of Mt Titiraupenga is Māori land and a taonga/treasure to local iwi. Respect cultural values by not climbing the summit rock.
Time and distance: 1 hr 30 min / 4 km to Waihora Junction
From SH32 turn onto the Waihora Rd and travel approximately 3 km before turning left into the Waihora Lagoon carpark. From here the track follows an old road for 30 minutes to Pikopiko Stream and then a steady 1 hr climb will bring you to the junction with the Hauhungaroa Track.
Time and distance: 3 hr / 9.4 km to hut/campsite
The track follows the Waihaha River through shrubland before entering dense podocarp forest. The Waihaha Hut is in a clearing overlooking the river where the Waihaha Track meets the Hauhungaroa Track.
Track category: Intermediate: Grade 3
Time: 2-3 hr
This is a shared-use track. Follow the mountain bikers code: respect others, respect the rules, respect the track.
Time: 4 hr to Totara Stream Crossing
From the end of Ketemaringi Rd, climb steadily for 1 hour to Ketemaringi Trig. The route then turns south and descends easily down a ridge to emerge onto Totara Stream Rd. It is a further 1 hour walk to the car park at the Totara Stream Crossing.
Time: 2 hr to ridge
This unmarked hunters' access route starts from the northern end of Okahukura Rd in the north block of the park. The route crosses two streams before climbing steeply onto the main ridge leading to Mt Ranginui. The route ends at the top of the ridge.
Time: Approximately 3 days
This 45 km track traverses the Hauhungaroa Range from Link Rd to Mangakahu Valley Rd.
Initially you follow the Mt Pureora Track to Mt Pureora before dropping down the Toitoi Track to join the Pureora Timber Trail turning off the signposted track to Bog Inn Hut.
After skirting the Bog climb the ridge to Mt Weraroa (3 hr), turn east and drop steeply to the Waihora Track (1 hr 30 min). The track continues onto the Waihaha Hut (4 hr). Continue upstream from the Waihaha Hut on the true left of the Waihaha River. Just to the south of Te Awaiti Stream the track turns southwest and climbs the ridge onto the crest of the Hauhungaroa Range. Follow the crest south and the track continues to the Hauhungaroa Hut (7 hr from Waihaha Hut).
From the Hauhungaroa Hut continue following the crest south past Mt Motere before dropping down to the head of the Mangakahu Valley and the road end (3 hr).
The main access points to the park are from:
Note: there is no petrol outlet at Pureora. The nearest facilities are at Benneydale, 15 min west along SH30, or at Mangakino 20 min east.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.