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Te Aroha Summit Loop, Waikato

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Te Aroha Summit LoopIntermediate

Submitted by Paula Klein

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Te Aroha

Front country - easily accessible



Native bush


4:00 (Slow)
3:00 (Moderate)
2:00 (Fast)



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Make sure you get onto the walking track (not mountain bike track) and head up. There are two tracks to feed off but stay going up. Once at the top head right and around the building and you will see the trig up on a small mound. Stay on the road all the way to the second gate and look for Tui domain track on the right. Stay on this track following blue markers. If you go wrong you can head down into the town and go back along the road. If you follow the blue markers you will be fine. Take a map with you just in case.

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Features of interest

Tui mine is off to the left as you run down the road. This is a disused mine.

Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 70%

Gravel Road: 28%

Sealed Road: 2%

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  • Access

    Drive to Te Aroha and follow the signs to the domain. Park outside the domain then walk up toward the mountain then turn right towards the Spa. The little road leads up to the walking track. Make sure you take the second track as the first one is the mountain bike tracks. Head up the mountain, continuing up until you reach the road. Then go up and around the building and tower and you will see the summit. To make a loop, run down the road for about 5.5k passing two gates. The Tui Domain track is on the left just past the second gate. Follow the blue signs back to the domain. This loop is around 14km.

    You can park easily just outside the domain.

    1 km

    1 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the Capra app on your phone. View on Capra .

    Go up! Don't go off to the left or right. Stay on the Tui Domain Track and follow blue markers.

    Generally good.

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

    There is no water. Carry at least 1 litre as it is a big climb.

    It can be very cold and windy at the trig. There can be a lot of mud and slippery rocks nearer the top of the track.

    Some narrow rocks and big drop offs. Stick to the track and take your time.

  • Post run indulgence

    Ironique Cafe
    Main Street Te Aroha
    Great coffee and Food

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