Trails: Hicks Rd access of Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari north – Track on Farmland – Northern Enclosure gate – Junction of Te Raki Track and Wairere Traverse – Te Raki Track (part of old Over The Mountain Track) – Te Tonga Track (part of old Over The Mountain Track) – Maungatautari Peak – Pukeatua Peak – Rocky Outcrop Peak – Junction of Te Tonga Track and Wairere Traverse – Wairere Traverse loop back until Northern Enclosure gate – Hicks Rd access.
Caution: old Over The Mountain Track (experienced tramper only) is steep and up and down and will be very muddy and slippery in wet weather.
Car Park: Yes. End of Hicks Rd. It’s about 160 km 120 minutes drive from Auckland city centre.
Public Toilet: No.
Weather: Check Weather before you go!
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Total climbing: 1469 m
Average speed: 4.24 km/h
Total Time: 06:43:08
Total flat distance: 17.6 km, Climbing distance: 8.1 km, Descent distance: 7.9 km, Flat distance: 1.9 km, Maximum difference: 555 m, Final balance: 0 m.
Difficulty Rating: 3.82 – M+
The “Total Time” is my time in March which includes lunch time and breaks. That day was cloudy, rain and drizzle. If you slow down to average 3 km/h plus 90 min stop then the total time will be around 7.5 hrs.
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