Kaweka Range

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Kaweka Range
Kaweka Range, New Zealand 09.JPG
Highest point
Peak Kaweka
Elevation 1,724 m (5,656 ft)
Coordinates 39°17′0″S 176°22′44.45″E / 39.28333°S 176.3790139°E / -39.28333; 176.3790139
Length 14 km (8.7 mi)
Country New Zealand
States/Provinces Hawke's Bay
Range coordinates 39°15′S 176°20′E / 39.250°S 176.333°E / -39.250; 176.333Coordinates: 39°15′S 176°20′E / 39.250°S 176.333°E / -39.250; 176.333

The Kaweka Range (also known as the Kaweka Ranges) of mountains is located in inland Hawke's Bay in the eastern North Island of New Zealand. It forms part of the mountainous spine of the North Island which runs from Wellington to East Cape, including the Tararua and Ruahine ranges.

The range lies between the city of Napier, 55 kilometres (34 mi) to the southeast, and Lake Taupo, 50 kilometres (31 mi) to the northwest. It is the source of many rivers which flow into Hawke Bay, including among them the Tutaekuri, Mohaka, and Ngaruroro Rivers.[1]

The highest point in the range is Kaweka J (1,724 metres (5,656 ft)).[2] The bush line varies from 1000 m to 1300 m.

A tramping track follows the ridge line of the entire range. The Kaweka challenge is a running race held annually in the range since 1990.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ New Zealand 1:50000 Topographic Map Series sheet BJ37 – Kuripapango
  2. ^ "Kaweka J". peakbagging.org.nz. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "KAWEKA CHALLENGE: Bay grabs trifecta in tough slog". Hawkes Bay Today. 28 February 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2011.