Trek over Mount Karioi

Trek over Mount Karioi

Tackle the climb to the summit of Mount Karioi, a 2.4 million-year-old extinct volcano, also known as "The Sleeping Lady".

TREK 3-6 hrs | ADULT FARE $60 | MIN GUESTS 2 Adults

From the top admire spectacular views of Raglan, Aotea and Kawhia Harbour, Mount Pirongia and out across the Tasman Sea.


This trek is suitable for trampers from the less experienced to the best and DOC have installed chains and ladders to help you navigate the harder parts.


There are two tracks to the summit:

  • Wairake Track starts at the end of Karioi Road, off Ruapuke Road and takes about 1.5 to 2 hours one-way.
  • Mount Karioi Track starts from Te Toto Gorge car park on Whaanga Road. It’s a steeper but more scenic route and takes around 3 to 3.5 hours one-way.

You can choose to do a return trip on one track or start at one point and go up and over the mountain.


We can provide transport for all these options.


Plan and prepare

Remember that weather conditions can change rapidly, especially at higher altitudes. Always carry a change of clothing, wet weather gear and sufficient water and food when out trekking.



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