Altitude: 619m to 638m. Gain: 24m. Loss: 28m . Gradient: 3 deg (Flat)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6)
Below the Mangamate turnoff, the route down Taumutu Stream deteriorates from a marked to unmarked route. Effectively, you are left to follow the riverbed downriver for the remaining 1km to the Central Whirinaki cycleway. Crossings are frequent, as is in-stream travel.
The stream is still small in normal-moderate flows, but below the confluence/junction it has the potential to be impassable after heavy rain.