Time Required : 1-2 hrs
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Mount Hikurangi is the highest non-volcanic mountain of North Island that witnesses sunrise at the very first place. It is located in the Tairawhiti region, scaling up to 1,754 metres. The mountain is a sacred place for the Ngati Porou people. They believe that Mount Hikurangi was the first point to emerge from the sea when Māui fished up the North Island. The mountain is a rugged place which also has the remains of the Maui’s canoe, Nukutaimemeha, that was traditionally used in the famous fishing trip.
The trek to the top starts from Pahikiroa station that is located at the end of the gravel Tapuaeroa Valley road, which is approximately 20 kilometres inland from Rotorua. The Mountains can be accessed through the Tapuaeroa Valley that is open for public, operated by Te Runanga o Ngati Porou.
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