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Castle Hill

The grand limestone rock battlements of Kura Tawhiti led early European travellers to name this unique area Castle Hill. The area is rich in Maori history. 

What you need to know:

  • The track loops it's way around the magnificient limestone rock formations but the joy in this area is heading off the trac and exploring at your own pace.
  • Pack a picnic and find a hidden spot on-top or next to one of the giant rocks.
  • Watch out for the enthusiastic climbers taking advantage of this epic location.
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New Zealand Department of Conservation Outdoor Safety Code

When preparing for a walk, no matter how long, make sure you follow the Department of Conservation (DOC) Outdoor Safety Code to help you stay safe.

  1. Plan your trip
    Ask locals about the walking track and how long you can reasonably expect it to take or visit the nearest DOC visitor centre for the latest information about facilities and conditions of DOC tracks.
  2. Tell someone
    Tell someone your plans, especially if you’re heading out alone. Leave a time that you will be back.
  3. Be aware of the weather
    New Zealand's weather can be highly unpredictable. Check the forecast and expect weather changes. is a good tool but also ask at your accommodation provider or the local DOC / i-SITE Visitor Centre.
  4. Know your limits
    It's good to challenge yourself, but only within your physical limits and experience.
  5. Take sufficient supplies
    Even if you're just going for a couple of hours, make sure you have enough food, clothing, equipment and emergency rations for the worst-case scenario. Take an appropriate means of communication.