Wairake Track

This is the shortest route to the summit. You drive to a car park off Ruapuke Road then it’s a 40-minute walk across farmland to the bush edge. From there the track climbs steadily through native forest to the summit. It is not as steep as sections of the Mt Karioi Track. Remember, weather conditions can change rapidly, especially at higher altitudes. Always carry a change of clothing, wet weather gear and sufficient water and food.

The sun setting behind Mt. Karioi
The sun setting behind Mt. Karioi

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Karioi Track, Waikato 3296