Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles...

Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk)

Kauaeranga Valley

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Haefele Lilja

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Great hike up to the hut (and the summit!!). If you’re just moderately fit, take your time and stay in the hut. Making it up and down in one day is possible but a challange if you’re not a sportive person.
Track is easy to find with a lot of steep “stairs” and can be very slippery after rain. So don’t attempt in rainy weather.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Chris Arnold

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely walk up to the top of the Pinnacles. Well signposted and paths are in good condition.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Niels Bellaar

Ranking: 9/10

We saw on a friends bucket list to do the Pinnacles Walk. We did it (it is more a climb than a walk) and had a wonderful but very tiring experience. Well recommend (if you are at least half fit).

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Emely Walker

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We walked the Pinnacles Track in the Coromandel Forest Park. We were as good as alone the whole track which was nice and the path changed often and you always had to pay attention, so it did not get boring, but the view from the top was not that nice.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Riccardo

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice view, well maintained track, nothing to complain about.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Dan Schmidt

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

The walk itself is a bushwalk without much views, but the view from the summit was spectacular, you can stay in a hut near the summit for $15 per night and be able to see the sunset/sunrise!

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Thomas

France

Ranking: 9/10

Good indications (signs), a lot of toilets on the track/different landscapes on the walk. Nothing.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Mikulas and Dominika

Czech Republic

Ranking: 7/10

Really nice one day trek, in the middle we came out of the bush and the trek changed to an alpine one, the end was with lots of stairs and ladders (a nice change), the view from the Summit is not that great.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Gazmira Molina

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk, great people there.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Barbara

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful nature!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Janina

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The way up is very beautiful, not too many views but walking along natural stone steps, crossing little rivers and being directly covered in rainforest is great. If walking the track, definitely go up all the way to the Pinnacles, the climb at the end is rather fun - especially for our little baby.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Jamosch Dooffler

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Did a one day walk from the carpark up to the Pinnacles and back. Wet and slippery but stunning views from the top. Did not stay in the hut but it looks beautiful.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Antonia Gillett

England

Ranking: 10/10

Steep but stunning track up to the DOC hut, views from the top are absolutely fantastic - go on a clear day!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Saskia Peek

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk and landscape.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Selina

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We did a two day trip. We could have also done it in one day (7 hours of walking in total), but wanted to enjoy the view at the very top for a while.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Cora

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We did a two day trip. The pain and struggle getting up there was totally worth the view.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Kristal Lavender

United States

Ranking: 9/10

A beautiful hike through a lush forest, then to the top of the Pinnacles. You can stay in the hut (I did) and it is incredible. Beds, showers, toilets, kitchen, heater. It was a great experience.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Anais Roux

France

Ranking: 8/10

Cloudy but a great walk.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Milan Maiwald

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Not too challenging. First experience to actually climb a mountain for me. Awesome feeling. Going back the same route is a bit exhausting.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sylvie Smets

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

The hike up to the hut is rather covered and consists of a lot of stairs. I definitely recommend staying at the hut as the true treasure of this hike is 45 minutes higher at the top of the Peninsula where we were lucky to enjoy the sunset and sunrise, both spectacular with 360 degree views.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Alex

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Views, views, views! The hike up is pretty easy, the hike down is a knee killer!! Worth it though!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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M J

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk if the weather is good and you get to see a lot. But if it is too cloudy, I would not go there since the hike is quite difficult. It is well maintained.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nils

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice but tiring walk, amazing view from the top.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Lucilo Del Castillo

Argentina

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk through amazing old mountains, also was where the Lord of the Rings. A very nice view.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Johannes Marold

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Scenic walk up the mountain, especially the part up to the Pinnacle Summit was pretty good. We enjoyed it!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Andrea Le Stunff

France

Ranking: 6/10

Hard walk and not a lot to see on the way to the top. The end to get there is very hard, you have got to climb some parts. The view is nice but we have seen better in New Zealand.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Max von Felde

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

One day hike (8 hours) to the top of the Pinnacles and return. We did it in two days and slept at a $5 campground for tents. If you do so: set up at 5am to walk to the top and enjoy the sunrise and an amazing 360 degree view.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Annalies Beard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Fantastic walk. Not difficult but not as easy as it said it was! Stayed overnight at the DOC hut which was good but too cold! That is why I have marked it down.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Julia Scharbert

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A really nice return walk (but loop option). Nice and well prepared track at the top and a gorgeous view! Just a really long gravel road to get there.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Pablo Garcia

Argentina

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing view. Not well marked path, got a bit lost.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Jan Homann

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

The walk itself was good but I expected to see more of the surrounding area. Sadly, we only had clouds at the top.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Madeleine Panholzer

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Very underrated hike (though still quite popular) that is absolutely stunning, but also challenging. Amazing view at the top, nice and quite new hut for $15 per night.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Anna Lerchl

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The Pinnacles Track is near Coromandel Forest and as soon as you reach the top it is a great place to relax to watch the sunrise or sunset.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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ks ks

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Nice stones with history behind them.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Irene Marvelli

Italy

Ranking: 9/10

A pretty hard track but worth it.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Michele Winzig

Ranking: 9/10

This has been my first walk! The hut has been very clean! I quite liked the kitchen as it has been very modern! The only thing to maybe better is the quantity of the water in the kitchen as it has been pretty yellow and tasted so.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Rebecca Winzig

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

This walk has been very nice in length. It is a great exercise for the exhausting Tongariro Crossing. The hut was very clean and I would recommend climbing the top of the mountain for sunset.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Theresa Huelk

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Although walking up, it was totally worth it. The Hut was amazing and it is easy to meet new people. Also we really recommend the sunset and sunrise.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Max Mustermann

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Cloudy and foggy, often. Steep walkway.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Teo Golja

Slovenia

Ranking: 8/10

Nice one day hike or you can also sleep at the Pinnacles Hut. Views from the summit are great. When descending choose the Billy Goat Track, it takes more time, but the memories are amazing.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Florent Callet

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Hikers should be aware of the fact that the nearly four hour walk basically consists of one endless set of stairs. But the efforts are rewarded by the stunning view from the top and the fact that the track is an old supply route for the Kauri workers.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sophia Harnisch

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

6.5 hour track through native bush, rivers, waterfalls, really great view at the top but sometimes a little slippery and dangerous.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ambrosio Loojs

France

Ranking: 8/10

Challenging track but very special view at the end.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Markus Wabing

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Did a one day hike up to the Summit. Best track that I have walked so far. Many steps to get up there but it was worth it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Elizabeth Nash

England

Ranking: 9/10

Parked the camper and headed out into the forest. A three hour steep climb to the hut. Then an extra hour walk to the top - including climbing rocks and ladders! Also stay in the hut overnight - beautiful views.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Martha Taatz

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect day trip, will get your heart pumping for walking, you can combine the tracks if you have time and want to explore everything. Beautiful views of the mountain.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Bart Hanssen

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Astonishing view and very nice track to the top!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Jasper van den Weyde

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk, historic track, the bushman and their horses go up to the Kauri trees to log and get gum. We went up to the Pinnacles top with a great view.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Stephanie Piou

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice views! Be careful if your knees are fragile, this track comes up a lot of stairs. We went up and down in one day, but the hut up there seemed nice to stay in.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Michael Stibor

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

'Stairway to Heaven', almost 2/3 of the track you just climb over steps, but it is definitely worth it, the view from the top is great.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Claudia Bauch

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful, nice track.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Joy Lambez

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Great four day walking and beautiful views.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Claudia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Interesting historical background information, forests, rivers, rocks, some climbing in the end - great day trip!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Tobias Thull

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice track, nice view over Coromandel, nice hut at the top, bad weather.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Hirsch Svenja

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice view from the top.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Julie Ledanois

France

Ranking: 9/10

A lot of walks, DOC campsite near the river, walk in the forest, at the top of the Pinnacles and look at the history.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sebastian Russell-Smits

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk through the bush, interesting heritage, very good program of restoration.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Sarah Horn

England

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful track, very hard at the end but mostly manageable - lots of history and great views of forests and the Coromandel.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Kiki Wykstra

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Spectacular views.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Rey Germain

France

Ranking: 9/10

Easy one day track (loop) in the bush. Great view from the top of the Pinnacles.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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N smith

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk and views, but be warned there are a lot of steps

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Ruben Kunze

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice hard track but I did it on a rainy day.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Franziska & Katrin

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Exhausting!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Carolin Haas

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice hut, awesome view from the Pinnacles.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Lucie Rutherfurd

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing like the 'yellow brick road' - both tracks are great. Many walking tracks in the Coromandel.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Mary Hamilton

Ranking: 10/10

Took the family on an overnight hike and had a wonderful time. The climb up the Webb Creek side is strenuous but totally worth it. Make sure you do the extra hour hike after the hut to the top of mountain (The Pinnacles). It's even more strenuous but views are stunning. A fantastic weekend trip for the family.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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beetley

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

I really liked the variety of this walk. The kauri dams are fascinating and the clamber up to the magnificent viewpoint of the pinnacles well worth while. A great day out.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

I rate this as one New Zealand's top full day walks. Walk through regenerating Kauri forest past historic remnants of the Kauri logging era. The hut and nearby kauri dam make for a worthy stop before tackling the ladders and Pinnacles themselves. Spectacular views. Take the round trip by walking returning down the Billy Goat Landing walk. Look out for the impressive waterfall.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Michael Egli

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice view. Beautiful hut.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jamie Hallifax

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Awesome climbing through forest and over rivers. Brilliant view from the summit.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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joe Reibli

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

The maintenance of the track was perfect.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Andrea and Craig Swinson

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

A long day trek (8 hrs), you hike through different types of scenery and are rewarded with amazing views at the top.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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carolineder

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

A good climb to the top and a very beautiful walk back down to the carpark.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in December 2009

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alasiac

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Super views. Beautiful forest on the way up. Great hut!

Reviewed over 9 years ago