Story: Waikato places



At 449 metres high, Kakepuku is small compared with most other Waikato mountains, but its rounded shape makes it instantly recognisable. It has been an important place of occupation for centuries, with remains of four on its slopes. The Kakepuku Mountain Conservation Project was established in 1995 to reduce possum, goat and rat populations and protect the forest and native wildlife.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Kakepuku to Maungatautari', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015