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Best hike in Coromandel. We were very lucky with the weather, the sky was clear when we reached the top so we could really enjoy the amazing view from there. If there is a flood warning after a rainy day, doing the whole loop is not recommended, you should take the webb creek track on the way back as well (ask the warden at the pinnacle hut if there is a warning).

Very nice mountain. Not too hard and not too easy. Perfect for for training. Steep in parts but the view from the summit is worth the effort!

hiking
12 days ago

Absolutely loved this walk. One of my new favourite places! Just wish they would let me build a log cabin here..

Great hike. Clear skies when started but clouds moved in by the time we made the viewing platform on the top, so we missed the view. Visitor Center no longer logs in or out hikers for safety. So ensure someone else knows your hiking plan.

walking
29 days ago

Great family friendly loop around the spectacular Lake Tiki Tapu.
Many good views of the lake and well formed tracks.
Many use for trail running.

Absolutely loved this hike!

Incredible

Great walk. Took a good few hours with the kids.

Very cool trail! A lot of stairs (mostly natural). Great views. Definitely worth to go there!!

walking
1 month ago

I loved this walk. So many nice pplaces to stop with nice view and really easy and well looked after track.

thoroughly enjoyed this track. a few fallen trees just added to the fun of the journey

There is an entrance fee of NZ$37.50 per adult for the hike. I repeat. You have to pay to hike. Screw that.

9 months ago

Being from the midwest of The United States, this trail WAS challenging. A LOT of stairs. However, it was NON STOP beautiful sights! I highly recommend for tourists who want to see beautiful geothermal sights & sounds! Worth every step!

There’s a scary ass 500m mine you have to walk through! But it’s a beautiful hike, made me think of Alice in Wonderland.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike. We went up after the rains so a lot of water coming down the trail in places but that made it fun. The view from the trig station is awesome. Hung out up there for around 30 minutes and snacked, then made our way back down. Overall a fairly easy hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful walk and can be combined with the Windows Walk/loop. The walk follows the gorge most of the way, with a large tunnel towards the end. Some good swimming holes and river access in many places. Take a torch and wear good footwear as there are some dangerous pieces of steel sticking up in a few places.

This is one of the great walks of NZ North Island. The hike starts at the very back of the Kauaeranga Valley end dirt road in the Coromandel Forest. It is approximately 9.2 to 10.5 miles round trip depending on whether you take the Billy Goat loop or direct in-out via the Web Creek Trail. Since we wanted the most direct route we took Web Creek which started as a wide dirt road and slowly climbed past the main river and up pass several washed out bridges.

Once past the first major junction the track starts to climb steadily with many stairs over the next 2 miles. Be amazed by the cobble path that shows the way once used by pack animals and their drivers who worked the dams and Kauri logging years before.

When the trail flattens out it joins the Pinnacles Track and it is now a generally open ridge hike. Here there are views of the mountains and you can see the various lava plugs remaining.

At the last mile past the Pinnacles Hut, we could see the prominant feature of the Pinnacles. It looms large and steep. The path becomes stairs and ladders, and soon its a scramble over the rock face with “via feratta” like metal handholds to the top.

At the top, its an amazing 360 view of the Coromandel. We contoured past the first few pinnacles to the last one and there we perched for a relaxing view that was just right and hard to beat.

Overall, it is truly one of the great walks!

https://paulcpeh.wixsite.com/mysite/blog/kauaerenga-valley-north-island-new-zealand

hiking
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The North Road end of the of the track is in good condition and relatively easy to follow. The Ohinewai Rd end of the track has become seriously overgrown with numerous tree falls, and obscured track markers. That end of the track doesn't appear to be maintained and looked little used. We frequently lost the the track and had to use GPS Topomap apps to refind it. The recommended time for the track is 8 hours but we are a fairly fit bunch and normally do it in 6 hours. This time it took us over 8 hours. We've advised DOC Waikato of what we found, and don't intend to do this route again until we get confirmation that it is safer to use.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Breathtaking views and a very well maintained hut await you at the top. Wake up early and hike up to the top of the nearby mountain for the sunrise to see the meaning of life. Also, this is one of the best full-loop hikes we did in New Zealand.

Friday, April 07, 2017

good view I will come back again

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