East Whakanui loopIntermediate - Experienced
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Intermediate - Experienced
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At the junctions on the first climb take the left options, following orange triangles on the Whakanui track and blue triangles once on the East Whakanui track.
Follow the East Whakanui track down to the river and cross the side stream and follow the Whakanui track straight back up to the top.
Take the left options at the junctions until you're back on your route from earlier. Go straight through at the Mckerrow track junction and follow your footprints back down to the carpark.
Make Up of Run
Technical Single Track: 100%
The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each
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At the southern end of Wainuiomata where Main road becomes Coast road, take a left into Hine road and follow it to the carpark at the end.
Waterproof leggings, Thermal leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Compass, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries.
Usually water in the Orongorongo river is safe to drink, but this isn't recommended after long dry spells or heavy rain.
Can get quite muddy after sustained rain.
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Butterfly Creek Loop