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Mt Urchin Track

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Mount Urchin offers an easily accessible wilderness of beautiful beech forest, incredible views and a real alpine environment.

The track climbs steadily up through beech forest and above the bush line to the Urchin Trig (1391 m). The upper section of the track has an interesting array of alpine plants and a wide vista of Lake Taupō and the volcanoes of the Tongariro National Park.

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Distance 6.6km
Time 3-4hr
Physical rating Advanced
Direction Return via same track
Dog access Dogs with a DOC permit only. 

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Open every day. Free entry
Email:
turangi@doc.govt.nz
Physical address:
Kaimanawa Road
Kaimanawa Forest Park
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