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A real challenge

We have walked the Mt Karioi track twice - once started at the Mt Karioi track side and once... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Yvonne B
Auckland, New Zealand
Fantastic views

My college age son and I went up to the lookout in May. The vires were breathtaking! It was a... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Took me about 4 hours total up and back, mostly through trees as standard for walks in the North Island it seems! But some lovely through regularly on the way up. A few sections where you have to climb with a chain up and down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vet1789
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We have walked the Mt Karioi track twice - once started at the Mt Karioi track side and once started at the Mt Karioi track side (Te Toto Gorge) and the last time starting at the Wairake track side (Karioi Road, off Ruapuke Road). The...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

My college age son and I went up to the lookout in May. The vires were breathtaking! It was a windy day andcwe didn't have time to go the entire track (which must be amazing). There had been lots of rain, and it was steep...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Love2Trek
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

A great place to hike , at certain places it's a hard work , but stunning views and exercises. Close to Ragalan , a wonderful place don't miss it

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank Kolan C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Loved the change of scenery as we climbed this mountain. Some bits are very steep but ladders are there to help with the climb.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank AnnaTeAroha
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I concur with the previous reviews, having now taken both routes up Karioi 3 times, once from Te Toto and twice from the Ruapuke Rd end. To "bag it" at the expense of views as you go, the latter approach is less arduous and infinitely...More

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank MumandSon_10
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A crazy adventure! The track starts at a beautiful lookout. Keep an eye out for the sign on the corner of the road by the carpark. The track was quite muddy and that was on a hot summers day. Ladders and chains are provided to...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Todd F
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We took the short climb from the Northern face of the mountain through someones farm (its perfectly legal as long as you stay on the track) The first 700m - 1 km is all relatively easy but then it gets progressively more challenging. We did...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank minotaurmanagement01
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Be warned, this track is crazy tough. Chains and ladders and it is long. If there has been any rain the whole thing is a mud pit! Make sure you have proper hiking boots. Go buy some now and you can thank me later. The...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank O9681DRdavida
Reviewed 4 December 2016

First of all I must say that I was not in the best physical condition at the time, so this track might be easier than what I let on. I arrived to the lookout, not far from the summit, where the view just pays off...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Horrorshow87
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