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Aongatete Loop, Bay of Plenty

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Aongatete LoopBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Ben Alton

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Bay of Plenty


Front country - easily accessible


Undulating, some big hills

Native bush

Beginner - Intermediate

2:10 (Slow)
1:30 (Moderate)
0:50 (Fast)



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This is a great loop, lots of technical running on routes and rocks, follow the orange markers and you will be fine. The track climbs through native bush and is fairly easy to navigate with 2 creek crossings.

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Features of interest

A few river crossing that are dry during summer but flowing after heavy rainfall

Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 90%

Moderate Single Track: 10%

Easy Single Track: 0%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 0%

Gravel Road: 0%

Sealed Road: 0%

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  • Access

    The track starts behind the Aongate Lodge. Look for the walkway to the left of the vehicle gate, head up here and follow the track to behind the lodge. You will see a sign for the loop at the edge of the bush, behind the lodge to the right.

    You can park before the gate to Aongate Lodge and use the walkway

    18 km

    20 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Very patchy.

    First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    There is water at the lodge before you start the loop

    This may be hazardous after heavy rain due to the creek crossings

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