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Major Tracks - P -

Track: Pelorus Track.

Nelson/Marlborough Conservancy Location: Mt Richmond Forest Park, northern South Island Access: From Pelorus Bridge on SH6 along Maungatapu Road for 13 km or Aniseed Valley 25 km west of Nelson Description: Hard tramping for 3 - 4 days in forest and along the riverside. DOC contact: Picton: +64 3 520 3002 Comment: Standard huts. Info flyer available.

Track: Pirongia Forest Park.

Waikato Conservancy Location: West of Hamilton Access: Grey Road, Pirongia from Te Awamutu Description: 4 - 6 hour trip to a hut on Mt Pirongia gives various options for return. Forest with panoramic views DOC contact: Hamilton: +64 7 838 3363 Comment: Standard huts. Brochure available.

Track: Pouakai Circuit.

Whanganui Conservancy Location: Egmont National Park, mid North Island Access: North Egmont from Egmont Village off SH3 or end of Mangorei Road, New Plymouth Description: Medium tramping through forest, sub-alpine and mountainous terrain with some river crossings. Excellent views. 25km, 2 or 3 days DOC contact: Nth Egmont: +64 6 756 0990 Comment: Holly and Pouakai Huts serviced, heating provided, no cooker. Brochure available soon.

Track: Pureora Forest Park.

Waikato Conservancy Location: Western side of Lake Taupo, central North Island Access: Via Pureora Field Centre, Barryville Road, SH30 Description: 3 days, 2 short days with 1 long day between. Dense forest and stream walking. Conserved nationally endangered wildlife DOC contact: Pureora: +64 7 878 1080 Comment: Standard huts. Brochure available.

Track: Pyke - Big Bay Route.

Southland Conservancy Location: Fiordland National Park, south-west South Island Access: Hollyford Road end off Milford Road or fly to Martins Bay Description: A strenuous 60 km route for very experienced trampers only. Regular floods and several unbridged rivers to cross DOC contact: Te Anau: +64 3 249 7924 Comment: Standard huts. Tents required as huts not at daily walking intervals. Info sheet available.

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