Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Mangorei to North Egmont

New Plymouth, Taranaki

Submitted by Aaron Wilks

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 31 ?

Gnarl Factor: 58 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Point to Point (one way)


Native bush

Open tussock/grasslands

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup


Gravel Road

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +13.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -15.0%


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Track is a one way run so requires a drop off and pickup or a car drop. Head up Mangorei Road to the top and park on the side of the road. Start up the gravel driveway at the road end it will then turn into the board walk up to Pouakai Hut. Follow the track all the way past Pouaki Hut to the ridge. There is a junction right to Holly Hut and the Ahukawakawa swamp, you head left towards Pouakai Tarns/Henrys Peak along Pouakai Track. Follow the board walk past The Tarns (a photo must) on towards Henrys Peak and the lookout for the Ahukawakawa swamp on the summit. When back underway the boardwalk continues for another 1km then turns into single track which is quite rugged and gnarly in places, up and down a few ridges past Kaiauai shelter. At the next track intersection turn left towards Kaiauai Car Park over the swing bridge and follow the signs to the road/carpark, mission done.

This trail includes the peak Henry Peak.

Great mountain views, outlook over the Ahukawakawa Swamp, Pouakai tarn, swing bridge.

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Parking on the side of the road, can get busy during summer, plans are under way to make a bigger car park.

19 km

22 minutes





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

Plan on taking all your own water, but there are 3 or 4 creeks and a river 1hr from the end if needed.

Being a mountainous environment conditions can change to extremes within the hour especially winter, last part of the track is muddy after rain and in autumn & winter, ridges are exposed to wind.

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