Hirakimata Mt Hobson

Hirakimata is the highest point on Aotea Great Barrier Island at 627 metres. It was also central to much of the kauri logging that took place over 100 years ago, hence the quite extensive track system that goes around and over the mountain. Today, this system forms the Aotea Track, the only multi-day hike in the Auckland region. Highlights include the last section to the peak through the rainforest, with extensive views across the island.

The mountain is often shrouded in clouds, but it cleared while we had our picnic on the viewing platform at the top.

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