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“Great Views At The Top - Brilliant Experience”

Mount Karioi summit tracks
Ranked #16 of 37 things to do in Raglan
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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 this climb with 2 older kids and 3 little ones and everyone had a lot of fun.
Once you get up into the mountain itself, the track becomes tight as you walk through a sub tropical rain forest and you start to feel like you are stepping into a very ancient and special environment.
Our climb took place on a sunny day, but it has rained the night before so the ground was slippery and muddy. If you are wearing suitable shoes / boots - no problem.
Dont try this with thongs or as the kiwis call them jangles...lol

1  Thank minotaurmanagement01
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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 view from the top and the glory of having made it make it all worth while though.

1  Thank David A
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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 for all the effort. The track goes through the forest, so we stayed kind of fresh even though it was a super hot summer day. It gets steep only in some points but there are chains and ropes to help.

1  Thank Horrorshow87
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