Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Manawatu-Wanganui Region with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I haven't done this hike, but for those who don't know, the volcano in the center of the loop, Mt. Ngauruhoe, is Mt. Doom in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

nature trips
6 months ago

After doing the MateMateaonga 3 day trek, we were picked up on the Whanganui river by one of the jet boats. They took us up to the Bridge to No-where were we hiked, had lunch, and back down the river to Pikiriki. I wish I could have added the Matemateaonga track to AllTrails as it was a great hike.

One of my favorite hikes of all time.

Steep scree climb. Nice at top.

Volcanos, craters, tussock- what more could a girl ask for! such an amazing hike. We took our time and explored a bit so finished in 5 days. We started first with the Alpine crossing. This part is steep. very steep. I was also using my hands to walk I was at such an angle. Lots of rocks so be careful of your ankles and knees on this one. Did the optional Glacier lake on day five, but this is all scree and pretty steep. Worth it!!!

paddle sports
Thursday, July 27, 2017

I kayaked part of Whanganui in early-January on an adventure tour. We stayed at a sheep and bee farm on the river with private water access, so I can't provide input on entry/exit points. In short: this river is GORGEOUS. Tall cliffs hug you throughout, capped by green rainforest foliage for an exotic sense. Wild ducks and goats peek out to encourage you along your way. The truly adventurous make this a multi-day journey via canoe, staying at the many free first-come-first-serve government-owned "huts" along the river. I've added that to my bucket list; stay tuned. ;) One of the highlights of my north island trip for sure!

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

easy hike and amazing view.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Amazing trail. Beautiful landscapes from Mars like terrain to green moss forests. Highly reccomend and in a tent is better than the cabin personally.

walking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Very enjoyable walk but return to village is via Bruce Rd, which as little or no walking verge.

paddle sports
Monday, April 17, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

hiking
Friday, October 21, 2016

hiking
Saturday, December 12, 2015