Got To Get Out Next level Harder Hike: Pinnacles Hut return

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archie cafe

159 Ponsonby Road

Auckland, Auckland 1010

New Zealand

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Have you #gottogetout and hike up to the epic Pinnacles Hut in the Coromandel Forest Park?

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Have you #gottogetout on a harder 'next level' adventure?

Have you already done a number of hikes with Got To Get Out (or on your own) but want to push yourself a bit harder, longer, faster than usual?

Want to be in a smaller group, move quicker through the bush and come home feeling worn out?

This trip will start and finish at our usual spot (Ponsonby road).

We head to the track start very early in the morning in our bus, smash the hike, and return the same day for a "there and back" mission.

Details as follow:

5am - meet at Archie Cafe Ponsonby road

5:15am - Departure to track start

7:15am - Arrival at Kauaeranga Road end carpark

7:30am - Start the hike: Pinnacles Hut return (to the summit if we are up to it!)

5pm - Finish hike and drive back to Auckland

7:30pm Back in Auckland for drop off in Ponsonby

Follow an historic packhorse route used by kauri bushmen in 1920s and marvel at spectacular views of the Coromandel Peninsula from the Pinnacles lookout (759 m).

We will be following the Webb Creek track up to the Pinnacles hut, and after a break decide if we want to summit the pinnacles (an extra 40 mins one way from the hut).

Our plan is to walk back down to the carpark via the Billy Goat track which is a bit longer. If we end up not having enough time we will follow the shorter Webb Creek track back down again.

NOTE: This is an intermediate track with a LOT of uphill, so a good fitness is required.

You will be hiking at least 8 hours on this day.

Read more about the track here: https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/coromandel/places/coromandel-forest-park/things-to-do/kauaeranga-kauri-trail/

The rules:

- You need to have done several hikes before: Photo proof may be requested.

- Good quality boots / grippy footwear essential, these will be checked pre-departure. Ankle support / warmth / grip needed

- Good quality backpack and gear (light weight gear recommended)

- Essential is your own emergency blanket, whistle, food, torch (cheap from most stores)

- PLB a good idea though the trip host will have one

- Your own food (+ something small to share)


- You should be self-sustaining, have your own gear and know how to use it

- It's a good idea to have brought your own map, checked weather.

- Sorry not dog friendly

- Adults only

Your fee covers;

- transport to and from track

- trip hosting (whole day)

- Hike One Give One (we will take out a kid in need another day)

- Support of Got To Get Out

So then, who's in? JOIN US!

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archie cafe

159 Ponsonby Road

Auckland, Auckland 1010

New Zealand

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