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Kaimai South Side To Hurunui Hut, Waikato

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Kaimai South Side To Hurunui HutIntermediate

Submitted by Linda Downes

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Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush


4:00 (Slow)
3:00 (Moderate)
2.00 (Fast)



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Starting at SH29 carpark you will see the DoC sign that is the Southern Entrance to the North South tramping track. This is the track you will be following to Hurunui Hut.

You are straight into a steady climb that is not really runnable due to the technicality of the trail. Follow the DoC orange triangles at all times, there are little streams and fallen trees along the track. Ignore signs for the Henderson Tramway as that is a seprate track. Stay on the North South Track. The track gets a bit easier to run for a while during the open areas. While in the bush, be patient with the obstacles and mud sections, there can be areas where the track is a bit overgrown. To get to Hurunui hut its a left hand turn (detour) and about 5 mins up the way (sign posted).

Turn around at the hut and head back in the opposite direction.

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Features of interest

Tramway, Lagoon

Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 20%

Moderate Single Track: 80%

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