Altitude: 641m to 763m. Gain: 146m. Loss: 26m . Gradient: 6 deg (Gentle)
Roughly marked route:
- Leave the the loop track swings left (ESE) NW of pt 664. The junction was obvious, but unsignposted (2014)
- Follow the Arawaru Track as it swings west round the head of the creeks to Arawaru Summit. This track was only cut through the worst of the scrub (2014) and whilst it had been previously well marked though bush sections, some kind soul had pulled much of the flagging tape down in 2014. The route gets worse as you go and becomes a bit of a scrub bash.
- The Arawaru Track joins the Quartz Creek-Arawaru Track just south of Arawaru summit. At the junction follow the track north to the trig for your 1st named Tararua peak.