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Kapakapanui Track, Tararua Forest Park

Photo: Peter Katz
Area
Tararua Forest Park
Distance
10.9km
Time
6hr
Grade
Moderate
Accom.
Kapakapanui Hut (standard, six bunks)
Access
From the end of Ngatiawa Rd, 10min from Waikanae
Map
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The track is a well-marked circuit with one hut – Kapakapanui Hut – en-route.

Taking the southern branch of the track to the summit, a steady 700m climb through changing undergrowth and bush is made to the trig.

Views open in all directions from here.

Continue on to the six-bunk Kapakapanui Hut where you can turn the trip into an overnighter.

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