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Curtis Falls, Egmont National Park

Egmont National Park
Full day
From the end of Pembroke Rd^ which is accessed from the northern end of Stratford township
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Starting at an altitude of 1140m, this walk is in an alpine environment so be prepared for sudden changes in weather. The track rises to 1530m over the first 3.5km to the top of The Puffer, so named because of its steep gradient. But you’ll be walking this in reverse and it’s all down hill – walking poles will be handy if you want to save your knees from a pounding.

The track plummets to 950m by the time it joins the Curtis Falls Track and 3km along this undulating track is Curtis Falls. From here it’s more downhill before a one last steep section from Te Popo Stream to Pembroke Rd. You’ll need to walk on the road for 2km to get back to your car.

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