Pinnacles Track (E5)

Kauaeranga Valley and the Pinnacles loop track up the historic Billygoat incline, over to Hydro Camp junction, then up to the Pinnacles Hut and the actual Pinnacles Peak.

GPS: -37.068372 175.666078

Pinnacles-Kauaeranga tracks map from Visitor Center

Pinnacles-Kauaeranga tracks map from Visitor Center

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Pinnacles loop track overview

Pinnacles loop track overview

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Carpark track signage

Carpark track signage

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Swingbridge at the start of the Billygoat track, Kauaeranga Valley, Coromandel

Swingbridge at the start of the Billygoat track, Kauaeranga Valley, Coromandel

Swingbridge at the start of the Billygoat track, Kauaeranga Valley, Coromandel.

Billygoat Falls as seen from the Webb Track viewpoint.

Billygoat Falls as seen from the Webb Track viewpoint.

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View of massive Billygoat Falls from the Billygoat viewpoint at the base of the Webb Track

View of massive Billygoat Falls from the Billygoat viewpoint at the base of the Webb Track

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Rugged Pinnacles tramp

Rugged Pinnacles tramp

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The track up the historic Billygoat incline railway, on the way to the Pinnacles

The track up the historic Billygoat incline railway, on the way to the Pinnacles

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Historic photo of the Billygoat Incline in operation.

Historic photo of the Billygoat Incline in operation.

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Top of Billygoat incline, Pinnacles tracl Kauaeranga.

Top of Billygoat incline, Pinnacles track, Kauaeranga.

Billygoat Incline signage along track.

Billygoat Incline signage along track.

Lip of Billygoat Falls as seen from Pinnacles track.

Lip of Billygoat Falls as seen from Pinnacles track.

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Unsigned side-track over to the top area of Billygoat falls.

Unsigned side-track over to the top area of Billygoat falls.

Mining remnants in the stream above Billygoat falls.

Mining remnants in the stream above Billygoat falls.

Standing at the top of Billygoat Falls--only accessible during a low-river dry spell

Standing at the top of Billygoat Falls–only accessible during a low-river dry spell

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Stream bridge on the way to Hydro Camp.

Stream bridge on the way to Hydro Camp.

Camp area along track between Billygoat and Hydro.

Camp area along track between Billygoat and Hydro.

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More steps immediately past the Hydro camp, on the way to the Pinnacles

More steps immediately past the Hydro camp, on the way to the Pinnacles

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Signage and stuffs along Pinnacles track.

Signage and stuffs along Pinnacles track.

Pinnacles view oon the rare sunny clear day.

Pinnacles view on the rare sunny clear day.

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Back down in the Kauaeranga Valley…

Trestle View DoC campground at the very end of Kauraeranga Valley Rd

Trestle View DoC campground at the very end of Kauraeranga Valley Rd

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Kauaeranga Visitor Center.

Kauaeranga Visitor Center.

Kauaeranga Visitor Center.

Kauaeranga Visitor Center.

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Historic Kauri-girth circles at the Kauaeranga Visitor Center.

Historic Kauri-girth circles at the Kauaeranga Visitor Center.

Displays at the Kauaeranga Visitor Center.  The circular lines on the floor are the girths of the biggest Kauri trees ever!

Displays at the Kauaeranga Visitor Center. The circular lines on the floor are the girths of the biggest Kauri trees ever!

Displays at the Kauaeranga Visitor Center.  The circular lines on the floor are the girths of the biggest Kauri trees ever!

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