Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Holly Hutt Track

New Plymouth, Taranaki

Submitted by Chris Wheatley

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 37 ?

Gnarl Factor: 68 ?

16.0km

1240m

1240m

1465m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Very hilly

Native bush

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup

50%
50%

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +13.8%

Average Downhill Gradient: -13.8%

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Estimated Times to Run

4:00

Slow

3:00

Moderate

2:00

Fast

Follow the marked track up the razorback and around to Holly Hutt. Initially a steep climb up to the around the mountain track then it follows this around towards the west side of the mountain with an overall descent. Holly Hutt is nestled almost at the base of the main mountain where it meets the Ahukawakawa Swamp. The track also forms part of the Pouakai crossing.

Return by the same route.

Track takes you around to Holly Hutt with stunning views most of the way

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Lots of parking at the visitors centre

29 km

30 minutes

Unknown

No

Moderate.

Follow the marked track but take care when crossing the numerous slips across the track.

Generally good.

Waterproof leggings, Thermal leggings, Lightweight fleece top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

Collected rainwater available at the hut.

The track gets snow over winter which can make it very dangerous

There are a few slips which you need to cross involving a bit of scrambling and taking care trying not to dislodge anything on others. Boomarang slip is the biggest and definitely pays to only cross one at a time as it has a lot of loose rocks.

Volcano View
on Egmont rd towards town from the mountain

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June Hart

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Trail Reviews

Have been to Holly Hut several times often on the RTM circuit. In fact over the years I walked round the mountain on 5 separate tramps before the weather gave us a shot to summit! Great place. Just in and out of one of the huts like this also great for those with time constraints- been there and done that !

Tony Sharpe

October 24, 2017

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