Let’s Hike to Ruapane Trig (Pirongia)

When: Sunday 16th June 2024
Where: Meeting at the end of Corcoran Rd, Pirongia
Start Time: 10.00am
Finish Time: 3pm (approx)
Cost: $20.00 per person

Come and join us on a women-only adventure where we can hike together enjoy nature and marvel at the amazing views at the top of the trig. This event is all about going at a slow pace meeting like minded women and having some fun outdoors.

Getting There: 5.5 km north of Pirongia, turn off SH39 onto Te Pahu Road, which is signposted for Pironga Forest Park. After 5.6 km, turn into Corcoran Road and follow this to the end.

From Raglan to the start of the track is a 40 minute drive
From Hamilton to the start of the track is a 30 minute drive

Track Category: Walking track
Time: 1 hr one way
Distance: 2 km

Track Description: A steady climb from Corcoran Road along the Tirohanga Track leads to Ruapane Trig. The track starts from the car park and follows a formed track up steps. Nearer the top, the formed track ends and a tramping track leads up over rock to the trig view point.


Will I be fit enough to be able to keep up?
The goal is not climb the hill fast but take our time and enjoy the hike together taking break along the way. (NB: please make sure you can walk up a hill continuously at a slow pace for 30 – 40min though)

What does the $20 go towards?
Tea and coffee and a sweet treat will be served at the top, Amber has a First Aid Certificationn and knowledge of hiking in regards to outdoor safety. A lot of time goes to admin eg, website work, safety plans and social media advertising to spread the word!

What is the minimum age to join the adventure?
18 year or older.

What do I bring?

  • Shoes with good grip on the bottom
  • Lunch and a drink bottle
  • Backpack
  • Walking poles (if needed)
  • Any medication you need to bring for yourself
  • Sunblock
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Beanie
  • Rain jacket
  • Two thermal tops
  • Thermal pants

I want to give a koha how do I do this?
You can bring cash on the day or make an internet banking transfer name of account Adventure Seeker – Account number 01-0487-0073120-01

Do something new and join us as we climb this beautiful mountain. We’d love for you to join us!