Tamarunui (1046km) – National Park Village (1158km)
Long and isolated sections. Alpin crossing
Tamarunui – Te Porere redoubt: 57km, 3 days
Resupply for 5/6 days must be done in Tamarunui. No amenities nor resupply en route.
Tongario Alpine Crossing to Mangatepopo Hut (km1129): 27km, 9h
Weather conditions can turn dangerous quickly.
No water resources due to volcanic activity and high mineral concentration. Ketetahi Hut (km1118) and Mangatepopo Hut (km1128) must be booked online
Mangatepopo Hut – National Park Village (1158km): 29km, 9h
No amenities, no supply en route,
YHA and possible resupply.
The next section is as much remote and serious to plan. As much a food for 2 to 4 days walk to the Whanganui river
Kayak must be booked, i trust at Whakahoro for at least 120km on the Whanganui river
See TAT’s for further information for a shortcut track via Upper Ruatiti