Continue upstream from Makokoere Hut along the Makokoere Stream, this is easy going for the first hour. Once you reach the stream fork entering on the true left, continue up the true right fork (this stream is more difficult to negotiate). The track to Te Rangaakapua Hut (3 bunks) begins at the stream 100m past the next major fork. Look for orange markers. From here it is a long climb to the top of the range.
Time: 3-5 hrs.
Most of the land below the Mangaone Stream and in the Otapukawa Stream is private and users are asked to respect this.