Waipakihi Road

Tracks and marked routes from Waipakihi Road

Waipakihi Hut

Waipakihi Roadend to Waipakihi Hut - 23 km 
Time: 8 to 12 hours
This Kaimanawa Forest valley provides relatively easy walking and excellent hunting. The valley is accessible from Waipakihi Road to the south and over either the Urchin or Umukarikari Track further upstream. There is no defined track and frequent river crossings are necessary. There are many good campsites along the river. Waipakihi Road crosses private land and the true left of the river, upstream from Waikato Stream, is also private land.

Thunderbolt Route - 1.3 km
Time: 1 hour
This is a popular hunting access route from the Waipāakihi River to gain access to the Thunderbolt tops. It is a short steep climb.

Waipakihi Middle Range Route - 0.8 km 
Time: 30min to 1 hour
Follow the blue poles downstream from the hut to the bush edge and climb through the bush to gain access to Middle Range tops.

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