Otanewainuku Summit Track

2 hours return | moderate

The loop track to the summit (an extinct volcano) is steep in parts.

It starts behind the shelter and the view from the top is worth the climb. A tower constructed on the summit (645 metres) offers panoramic views from East Cape to Mount Tarawera and Rotorua, and across the Mamaku Plateau to Mount Ruapehu.


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Rimu Loop Track
45 min return | Easy
Summit Track
2 hrs return | Moderate
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Bush Safety

Plan Ahead

  • How long will it take?
  • When will it get dark?
  • Poor cellphone coverage
  • BYO food and drink

Tell Someone Else

  • Which track will you take?
  • Due back by? 

Weather Check

  • NZ weather changes quickly. 
  • Check forecast

Know Your Limits

  • Stick to Tracks
  • Keep off pest control lines 
  • Plan to suit the abilities of your group 

Enjoy yourself!