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Offroading Regions

Mangatutu Hot Springs

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SpotX offroad (88.1)
Track Type:Gravel,River Crossing.
Maps:Topo50 map BJ38 - Napier.
Distance:11.5km.
Time:½ day
Grade:1. Easy driving, no rough terrain, vehicle could get dusty, road tyres, novice drivers.
Suitable:1 vehicle
Access:From Napier, head northwest along Puketitiri Road. Follow the signs for Balls Clearing along Hot Springs Road (Pakaututu Road) and turn left in to Makahu Road.
Features:Mangatutu Hot Springs is a popular spot in Kaweka Forest Park. DOC has provided excellent facilities, including toilets and a campsite at the end of this well-groomed gravel track, which is very narrow in places. You'll have three multi-choice options of crossing the streams using the bridge or the ford along Makahu Road. Camping, picnic, fishing and a starting point for tramping, hunting or a walk up the Mohaka River. The small pool is situated halfway down a mountainside overlooking the Mohaka River and draws water from the hot stream via a PVC pipe.
Accommodation:Hawke's Bay Regional Visitor Centre, (06) 834 3111.
Contacts:Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre, (06) 8341 911; Hawkes Bay 4WD Club, www.nzfwda.org.nz.

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