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Changed plan as Mt Te Aroha Summit trail wasn't open

Mt Te Aroha Suumit walk is currently closed after the cyclone and I wouldn't attempt going up there... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2023
295DonnaM
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Kirkwall
Beautiful views even on a cloudy day

A great challenging walk up the mountain with really pretty scenery. Lots of tree roots, climbing... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2021
577nicolap
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 October 2014

This was my second time up Mt Te Aroha and the first was basically a walk up the driveway track. This time I was with some friends on a fundraising event so we had to walk up through the actual track. I have done a few treks before and this was nothing less. Because of the speed we were going, it was a good workout. We had to actually climb a few areas of the track. There and back took us around 3.5 hours.

We went up the mountain early morning so it was wise that we had a few layers on because once you were at the top, it was extremely cold! On the day, the weather was not that great so we could not see the views that were in the distance. But, I vividly remember that the last time I climbed it I could see the snow on top of Mt Ruapehu which is very far from where we were. Overall, we enjoyed the day and felt that we accomplished something.

Date of experience: October 2014
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