Mt. Karioi Track
Once over the stile at the start of the track it is uphill but there are plenty of good vantage points where you can stop and admire the view. After walking through an open grove of kanuka you walk up a grassy slope before gaining the main ridge. Chains and ladders have been installed to help you negotiate the occasional rocky outcrop. At the large rocky bluff, the track sidles around to the north for a short distance then climbs steeply back to the ridge. From there it is a 10-minute walk along to the lookout, signposted down a short side track. From the junction it is an hour to the summit along an undulating ridge. The vegetation along this ridge has been beautifully sculptured by the strong prevailing westerly winds.