Take the track to the east and descend down into the Oireakahanui Stream on the bush edge. Walk upstream for 5 minutes. From here a track leads up from a stream fork and climbs upwards to meet the Six Foot Track. Continue up the track to the top then head south along the top of the ridge for 1km. The track then turns east again before descending to Te Pua Hut (8 bunks).
Time: 2-4 hrs.
Most of the land below the Mangaone Stream and in the Otapukawa Stream is private and users are asked to respect this.