Track Details

  • Makaroro Base Camp to Barlow Hut: 2-3hrs, 7.5km
  • Barlow hut to Upper Makaroro Hut: 2-3hrs, 7km
  • Upper Makaroro Hut to Parks Peak Hut: 2hrs, 2.5km
  • Parks Peak Hut to Makaroro Base Camp: 2-3hrs, 10km

A 27km circuit trip from the from Makaroro Base Camp up the shingled filled Makaroro river to Barlow and Upper Makaroro huts. A steep climb though beech forest places you on the tussocked tops of the Ruahines. There are extensive views along the way and in the stunted beech forest black and white breasted tomtits and flocks of whiteheads can be seen. If you don't like steep uphills then reverse the circuit.

Doc Track Info: http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/hawkes-bay/hawkes-bay/wakarara-road-end-routes/
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