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!
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. More information of Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari.
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.
Click photos below or go to Gallery to enjoy all photos and videos.