1. Mount Karioi, Raglan
This beautiful maunga is visible from so many places in Raglan, she’s almost like a Raglan community mascot. Often referred to as the ‘Sleeping Lady’ due to its profile, the ancient volcano Karioi is the sister to Mount Pirongia and can be climbed from two sides (one track being faster than the other). It’s not for the faint-hearted, but the view from the summit on a clear day is spectacular, you can sometimes see as far as Mount Taranaki! My legs were a bit wobbly after this one but it felt like a real achievement. Find more info on this track here.