No vehicle access to Kawhatau Base
Previously there has been vehicle access to Kawhatau Base through private land but this access is no longer available. See the 'Getting there' section on this page for alternative access information.
- Water source - river
- Heating source - open fire
- Bunks - platform
Previously there has been vehicle access to Kawhatau Base through private land but this access is no longer available.
Access is now by walking up the Kawhatau River from the Rangitane road bridge across the Kawhatau River. Please note this route may not be accessible during times of high river flow.
To get to the Rangitane road bridge, head just north from Mangaweka and turn right off SH1. Cross the Rangitikei River and follow Kawhatau Valley Road. This eventually leads to Upper Kawhatau Valley Road which becomes Rangitane Road.
Grid reference: Topo50 map sheet BK36, E1867997, N5594783
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