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42nd Traverse

Route Overview

General Overview
The 42 Traverse is a one-way 46 km multi-use track through the Tongariro Forest Conservation Area.

It presents challenging terrain through fantastic native forest and the awesome Canyon valley, with superb views back to the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park.

The route, an old logging road that gets its name from the original 'State Forest 42', is popular for a range of outdoor recreation activities: mountain biking, quad and trail biking, four wheel driving (summer only), horse riding, fishing, hunting and hiking.
Start/Finish Point
Start at the end of Kapoors rood off HWY 46 and finishes in the township of Owhango
Terrain includes
Rock, Mud, clay, river crossings, 
Distance
46km
Max Fuel Leg
Alllow fuel for 100km in case the road is closed by damage beyond the half way point.
Drive time
4-6hrs 
Accommodation
Camp at the beginning of the trail or at the first river crossing  or stay at the Owhango hotel
Website: www.owhangohotel.co.nz/
Access Permission
Public Access. No permit required
Access Limitations
The track is open to 4WD vehicles each year in the summer from 1 December – 30 April. 4WD vehicles are not permitted from 1 May – 30 November. Vehicles are not permitted off the 42 Traverse route.
Preparation and Safety
The 42nd Traverse can be very challenging due to its remoteness. 4WD New Zealand recommends a minimum of two vehicles per convoy. Take a comprehensive recovery kit per vehicle. Lowering tire pressure and a winch is strongly recommended. 

Legs in this Expedition

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Leg 1 <span>(5 photos)</span>
Leg 1 (5 photos)
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Downloads
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