Te Kinga Summit Walk
Te Kinga Summit Walk
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UKC0uple
Barnsley, UK1,186 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
We were on our way to the pancake rocks and blow holes in the paparoa national park when we were passing the lake at Moana, and stopped to wander round. Lake Brunner is the largest lake in the northwestern South Island of New Zealand, The lake's outflow is the Arnold River, a tributary of the Grey River. The Lake is becoming popular, in part due to its reputation for good fishing as we witnessed quite a lot of fishermen on our walk. Its some lovely mountain backdrops.
Written 25 January 2018
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zhuhai2007
Christchurch, New Zealand52,151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Fabulous West Coast lowland forest with amazing views across the lake. Unfortunately I was there at easter, just after Cyclone Cook had rained across NZ so the track was too muddy to continue without boots.
Written 17 April 2017
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Hummingbird E
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Voyaging is a perfect platform for education and outreach given the importance it holds for communities around the Pacific. The va’a has the power to reconnect our communities to their past and to honor what our ancestors did in migrating across the Pacific, colonizing these small specks of islands in the middle of the largest ocean in the world.
Written 10 January 2017
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Bati D
Tel Aviv District, Israel188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
We walk from the car park (100 m) till the 3 lookout( 1000m). It took us 2.5 hours to come back to the car. It is very mudy walk , you must bring walking shoes. There are few stairs and steep walk , but most of the time , we were looking , how to walk threw the mud. All the track is in rain forest.
Written 24 December 2016
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Julesthekiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand171 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
The guide says three hours return to the second look out. We didn't even get to the first (although there is a bench we though might be it).

The track gets really muddy when it rains. Lose your shoe muddy. And it rains a lot. Plus two large trees fallen across the track into the mud made it impassable without completely ruining our clothes.

That's fine if that's what you like. But this was described as an easy walk with a reasonable level of fitness. And it really wasn't.
Written 24 October 2016
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108darylp
Christchurch, New Zealand13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
Great walk to the top for fit people. Gets real steep and not good in the wet but on a clear day the views are worth it . Good shoes are necessary and take some drinking water and food
Written 26 August 2016
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StuartsTravels
London, UK28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
The Te Kinga summit hike is not for the faint hearted but those who are successful in reaching the top are rewarded with a stunning panoramic of the surrounding West Coast area with Lake Brunner featuring prominently. Take note that once past the second lookout the terrain is rugged and can be steep at points. If it has been raining then there will be significant mud.

An 'easy' option will take you to look out areas along the track which are more suited to the beginner-intermediate walker. Iveagh bay also features a pier/jetty and swimming/boating in the lake is common.

The trek begins with an enticing forest walk which has been well kept by the Department of Conservation. As you gain altitude you slowly progress in to more rugged terrain.

A guide to the walk (and others; see url) has been provided but the following key pieces of information may help:
Second lookout
- DoC time: 3h return

Full summit
- Recommended DoC time: 8h return
- Time to power hike: 4h return (running at the start and steady hike on steep terrain)

Key heights (above sea level)
- 100m car park entrance
- 145m first seat and lookout
- 265m first official lookout (as listed on brochure)
- 365m second official lookout
- 1000m clearing to tussock and views over the lake
- 1204m summit
Written 14 January 2016
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