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Otupakawa Hut via Koaunui Hut, Te Urewera

Otupakawa Hut. Photo: Phillip Donnell
Distance
23.8km
Total Ascent
1699m
Time
Lions Education Centre to Koaunui Hut 4-5hr, Koaunui Hut to Otapukawa Hut 5-6hr, Otapukawa Hut to LEC 2.5hr
Grade
Moderate/Difficult
Accom.
Koaunui Hut ($5, 18 bunks); Otapukawa Hut ($5, eight bunks)
Access
From SH2, turn into Bells Road, halfway between Whakatane and Opotiki. It then becomes Matahi Valley Road
Map
BF40
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Nurturing the mauri In 2013, the Te Urewera Act gave the former Te Urewera National Park ‘all the rights, powers, duties, and liabilities of a legal person’. A joint board...

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