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Otanewainuku

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Otanewainuku

Pubblicato da Peter McKellar « »


Trekking
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Stato: Nuova Zelanda Inizio: Manokea Rd MinEle: 50 m
Regione:
 
Bay of Plenty
Fine: Mountain Rd MaxEle: 544 m
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Waypoints: 10 Dislivello salita: 1308 m
Distanza:
 
18.3 km
Downloads: 16 Dislivello discesa: 902 m
Data report:
 
Feb 10, 2007
Pubblicato: Feb 11, 2007 Hits: 2563
           
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A nice walk from Otawa Trig back to Otanewainuku, though we didn't climb Otanewainuku on this occassion, it is a great viwew point of the district.

This trip was supposed to take 9 hours but it was easy going and we made a good pace. It took us 7.5hours.

There are only occasional views through the trees but the bush is nice anyway.

I had always been aware that a route existed between these two points but was not sure how long it would take, so I guess there is only one way to find out.

So it was an early start for Winston, Jody, Sue and I as we headed for the Otanewainuku Carpark. Here we left Winston’s vehicle and all drove in my car down No 2 Rd to Te Puke, where we started walking up the Otawa Trig Track at 8:30am

 

After an hour and a half we reached the track junction, a few hundred metres short of the trig. We opted not to visit the trig this time, as we did not know how long the route would take us.

The route is fairly easy going, following a mixture of bush tracks and old forest roads. There are few views of the surrounding countryside but the bush is pleasant.

We had lunch where the Demeter Rd track joins and then arrived at the edge of Hans Pendergrast’s farm. From here the track follows the boundary fence for a couple of kilometres and even goes within a few metres of the farmhouse.

The bush was pleasantly cool once we were in it and it was a short descent to the Whataroa Falls. There was no holding Sue back, she was soon in the large pool at the foot of the falls for a swim.

From here it was a good track to the Otanewainuku carpark where we arrived at 3pm. Total time, including lunch stop and swim, 6.5 hours.

We drove back into Te Puke to collect my car and then home. One more warning, carry plenty of water on this trip. There is no good drinking water along the way.

Tracks & Routes


Nome Descrizione Distanza Dislivello salita Dislivello discesa  
Track No Description 18 Km 1308 m 902 m
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POIs (Points of Interest)


Picture Description Coordinates Elevation Icon

DEMETER RD TRK Lat: -37.830267 Lon: 176.221477 482 m
DEMETER RD TRACK TURN OFF

FARM Lat: -37.860194 Lon: 176.208580 402 m
Start of Farm land

INTERSECTION Lat: -37.803377 Lon: 176.247383 530 m
TRACK INTERSECTION

MANOEKA RD Lat: -37.795922 Lon: 176.273502 0 m
MANOEKA RD

OTANEWAINUKU Lat: -37.903600 Lon: 176.204167 0 m
OTANEWAINUKU LOOKOUT

OTAWA TRIG Lat: -37.800522 Lon: 176.246431 0 m
OTAWA

PICNIC SHELTER Lat: -37.893583 Lon: 176.206517 0 m
PICNIC SHELTER

SIGN Lat: -37.821139 Lon: 176.218725 486 m
SIGN ON TRACK

STILE Lat: -37.873991 Lon: 176.213222 388 m
STILE AT EDGE OF FARMLAND

WHATAROA FALLS Lat: -37.874650 Lon: 176.215050 0 m
GOOD SWIMMING HOLE BUT COLD!