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Pouakai Hut via Mangorei Track, Egmont National Park

Pouakai Hut from the track. Photo: Steve Bailey
Area
Egmont National Park
Distance
4.98km
Time
2-3hr
Grade
Easy/Moderate
Accom.
Pouakai Hut ($15, 16 bunks)
Access
From the end of Mangorei Rd
Map
BJ29
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It’s a steady climb from the road end, first coming to Graylings Clearing where good views of the area can be had, and then on to the hut, which sits just below the crest of the range – out of the prevailing winds.

A short walk from the hut leads to the crown of the range and views of Mt Egmont/Taranaki across the Ahukawakawa Swamp.

It takes about one hour to walk from the hut to the 1400m high point on the range.

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