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Maketawa Hut, Egmont National Park

Egmont National Park
6.25km total
1.5-2hr each way
Maketawa Hut, 16 bunks
North Egmont Visitor Centre
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Three roads penetrate the interior of Egmont National Park, providing access to plenty of tracks. One of the best family-friendly options is the round-trip to Maketawa Hut.

Beginning from the North Egmont Visitor Centre, take the North Egmont Summit Track, which follows the 4WD access route to the Tahurangi TV tower.

After 60-90 minutes, the track reaches a signposted junction, where a wooden seat provides excellent views of the mountain.

From there, the track descends through stunted forest to Maketawa Hut. The following day, take the Maketawa Track through moss-wreathed goblin forest. Tell the kids they’re in Mirkwood.

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