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Waitawheta Hu. Photo: Matthew Pike
Distance
24.4km
Total Ascent
2111m
Time
11-13hr. Waiorongomai car park to Waitawheta Hut via Pylon Track, 6-7hr, Waitawheta Hut to Waiorongomai car park via Waipapa Track, 5hr
Grade
Moderate
Accom.
Waitawheta Hut, 26 bunks
Access
Waiorongomai Road end, southeast of Te Aroha township
Map
BC35
Waitawheta Hut via Waiorongomai Valley, Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park Waitawheta Hut is understandably the most popular overnight stop in the Kaimais. It provides a feeling of seclusion with views out...

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