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Mount Titiraupenga , Waikato

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Mount Titiraupenga Intermediate

Submitted by Linda Downes

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Te Kuiti

Back country - remote

Out and Back

Very hilly

Native bush
Plantation/exotic forest
Open ridges/tops


4:15 (Slow)
3:15 (Moderate)
2.15 (Fast)



Dogs allowed by DoC permit only

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Starting on Link Track, the terrain is semi-technical, lots of gullies and a few small stream crossings. The climbs out the gullies are quite steep with lots of obstacles to go around but the DoC orange triangles are easy to follow.

You'll come to the centre of the North Island monument - keep going up, from here the track is much easier and is well used. The climb to the summit feels quite gradual and when you're nearly at the top it goes downhill for a little bit, bringing you out at the foot of the summit rock. Follow the track up onto a small rocky outcrop and you'll find some awesome views of Waikato and Taupo and a good view of the summit rock. Please note that the summit rock is iwi toanga and please do not attempt to climb - it's a sheer cliff by the looks anyway.

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Features of interest

Ancient trees with hanging moss.

Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 40%

Moderate Single Track: 50%

Easy Single Track: 10%

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  • Access

    Exactly the same car park and place as Pureora Double in the Wild Things directory. Accessed via SH30, turning left at Timber Trail sign and left again after the Ngaherenga campsite which is called Link Road. follow Link Road untill you reach a small pull-off area with a DoC sign on the left stating 'Link Track' - Mt Titiraupenga 6km 4hrs
    On the right is the Link Access to Mt Pureora summit with a DoC sign aswell.

    Enough parking for a few cars, maybe 5 max. It's a secluded area - leave valuables out of sight.

    63 km

    55 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Follow the orange DoC triangles, follow the sign at centre of North Island point

    Very patchy.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map, Gaiters.

    One of the streams looked fine to drink from

    Not recommended after or during alot of rain

    Tree roots, stream crossings, lots of fallen debris, steep trail.

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