Mahaukura Track to Tirohanga Track to Ruapane Track to Link Track loop in Pirongia 2


This tramping track is in the Pirongia Forest Park.

Trails: Grey Road roadend car park – Mahaukura Track – Wharauroa Summit – Junction of Mahaukura Track and Wharauroa Route – Mahaukura Summit – Junction of Mahuakura Track and Tirohanga Track – Tirohanga Track to Pirongia Summit – Pirongia Summit – return back on Tirohanga Track to the junction of Tirohanga Track and Tahuanui Track – Tirohanga Summit – Ruapane Summit – unction of Tirohanga Track and Ruapane Track – Ruapane Track – Link Track – Mangakara Nature Walk – Grey Road car park.

Car Park: Yes. Set “296 Grey Road, Pirongia” on you GPS. On roadend carpark. It’s about 145km 110 minutes drive from Auckland city center.
Public Toilet: Yes
Weather: Check Weather before you go!

For better map display, click the buttons (Full Screen, Hide/Show Photos and Back to Center) in the top right corner of the map to study the tracks we took or any other tracks. For more information about Pirongia Forest Park you may go to Pirongia Forest Park

Total distance: 14.68 km
Total climbing: 1485 m
Average speed: 3.92 km/h
Total Time: 05:39:59

Difficulty Rating: 4.09 – H
The “Total Time” is my time in January which includes morning tea time and lunch time. That day was fine and the track was good. If you slow down to average 2.5 km/h plus 90 min stop then the total time will be around 7:30 hrs.

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Mahaukura Track to Tirohanga Track to Ruapane Track to Link Track loop in Pirongia

Mahaukura Track to Tirohanga Track to Ruapane Track to Link Track loop in Pirongia


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2 thoughts on “Mahaukura Track to Tirohanga Track to Ruapane Track to Link Track loop in Pirongia

  • Roger

    DOC site says better to take the Link track to Tirohanga and walk to the summit then use Mahaukura for the return trip? Instructions on this site seem to suggest the reverse?

    • derek Post author

      We walked that way this time and next time reverse. Just recorded that way. Don’t feel much different. But if you are not very fit, leave the easy track (link track) for the last hour.