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Awesome hike up the hill. The rocks make sure you’re paying attention. Solid views.

Recommend starting counterclockwise as the footing is better for the down hill portion. Hiking poles a good idea also.

Beautiful island. Grab the 0930 boat over and get the full day. The coast trail is well defined but a little rocky. You jump onto the Summit Road which is a drive able road. Just before the summit I went off course and checked out the Lava caves and then grabbed the summit hike to get to the top. Grabbed the tail behind back and around back down the front instead of the road back down. I was a little worried about time as the last boat is at 1530. DONT MISS THE BOAT!! Coming down the road I would uave gotten to see the light house and I think I would have had time. The trail down the front was nice too. Everything is well marked.

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2 months ago

Short Hike down through the bush to the beach, fairly steep at points with a rope to assist the final climb down to the beach. Great views from the top and down at the small beach looking out into the Manukau Heads. Good for a quick hike when time is short.

3 months ago

A good relatively short but steep trail. Takes about 1 hour and 40 mins - 2 hours to get up. The hut is awesome, one of the best I've seen in terms of size and kept in good condition.

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5 months ago

This trail is truly amazing, described as a "Nature Photographers Dream" it definitely does not disappoint. Its features a Ski Lodge, a waterfall and stunning 360 views of snow capped peaks. Don't be fooled by thinking this is easy because its only 4.5km there and back, its very steep and you'll be walking on stones most of the way. Takes roughly 1 and a half - 2 hours each way at a steady pace.

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8 months ago

Pretty fast and relatively easy with great views from the cave and a nice seating area to sit back and relax.

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8 months ago

This ones quite a challenge but well worth it for the 360 views of the lakes and mountains. Not much shelter on the way up and can get pretty windy, take a windbreaker jacket for sure! Well worth it