Last Updated: 14th Feb 2024

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Mangahuia Meander

Combines part of the Whakapapaiti Track with the Mangahuia Track

National Park, Manawatu - Wanganui

Submitted by Jonathan Drake

Last Updated: 14th Feb 2024

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Grunt Factor: 15

Gnarl Factor: 21

12.8km

235m

485m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Point to Point (one way)

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Open tussock/grasslands

Run Makeup

70%
30%

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +2.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -5.6%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

2:15

Slow

1:45

Moderate

1:15

Fast

This route follows the Whakapapiti Track from Whakapapa Village to the Mangahuia Track, and then down the Mangahuia Track to the Mangahuia campsite.

This route crosses the Waikare and Whakapapaiti streams (by bridge).

There is a small carpark at the trailhead, otherwise there is parking on the road nearby or downhill at Whakapapa Village.

16 km

13 minutes

No

No

Easy.

Just follow the DOC signs and markers, but be careful to take correct turns at junctions as there are three.

Generally good.

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

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