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Mangatutu Hot springs – Te Puia Lodge – Mangatainoka Hot Springs

Mangatutu Hot Springs @DOC / Lauren Bucholz Mangatutu Hot Springs @DOC / Lauren Bucholz

Unearth hot springs with a hefty 3 hour tramp to get there.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must cross a FORD to access this area which can flood in times of heavy rain. Check with Napier i-SITE before you commence this walk or the sign on Puketitiri Road at the Apley Road turn off – 30 minutes from Napier. Drive past Puketitiri settlement; follow the signs to the hot springs, along Pakaututu Road and Makahu Road. Mangatutu Hot springs are a short walk down from the road at the first exit. Mangatainoka Hot Springs are a further 3½ – 4 hour one way walk from ‘The Gums’ carpark at the road end. This is a fantastic one day walk along the Mohaka River through beech forest past Te Puia Lodge with a welcome hot dip at the end. You can stay overnight at Te Puia Lodge, a serviced DOC Hut. Hut Tickets available to purchase from Napier i-SITE, and pick up a Heritage Trail brochure as well. From Te Puia Lodge you can also venture further into the Kaweka Ranges for multi day hikes. Source Napier visitor centre. Check DOC resource for up to date information.

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