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

Do absolutely in the opposite direction of a clock. Better in terms of unevenness and especially of world. All the people who make Alpine Crossing do it in the normal sense !!

The peak was closed the day I visited due to sustained 70km/h winds with gusts up to 143km/h. So I decided to park at the start (4 hour maximum) and hike in-and-out. I did the same at the end. As a result, I was 8km short of hiking the trail in both directions and saw nearly everything I wanted to twice. The trail is very diverse and that helps keep you fully engaged for ~6-8 hours. There is lowlands, steep climbs, a dirt crater, alpine ascent, emerald and blue lakes, above-the-treeline scrub, steep descents, a lush forest, waterfall and stream. Highly recommended.

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no shade
rocky
4 days ago

Very beautiful, very busy. Start before sunrise if possible to avoid the crowds and for the best weather.

Nice easy hike

Much steeper than I was expecting But what a beautiful walk

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off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
7 days ago

Tough to hike this now with the ski resort setup around it. To avoid snow, we had to navigate many rock scrambles. This is definitely on the high end of hard. Would have needed full snow equipment to make it beyond the gondola as of Nov 30. Probably is more reasonable further into the summer but we had to stop at the top of the gondola. Ski resort was still operating and they were seemingly not too thrilled we went out for the hike but they didn’t give us too much trouble. Only made it a few miles out before having to take the gondola back and I’m saying this as a decently well traveled and versed hiker.

Clear day with 23-25deg. We took the left hand path and zigzagged up through the pine forest. The canopy provides good cover on a hot day. Nice assortment of pines, ferns and foxglove. Very few others using the trail, so a good quiet option. Excellent view of wider Levin region from the top(lookout on left side), will do the other lookout another time.

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rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
9 days ago

Awesome hike, well worth the effort...high amount of traffic and be prepared for all weather and terrain. 47 people have perished on this trail in the past 10 years...take it seriously

Beautiful forest, but one of the lookouts is currently closed.

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no shade
rocky
scramble
snow
10 days ago

Superb hike in ideal conditions. Difficult to finish but it was worth it

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no shade
10 days ago

Fantastic hike in modor! Epic mountains, but the descent is extremely long

Amazing hike. I really liked Tamma Lakes , it’s a long detour but it was worth it for sure

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flooded
muddy
14 days ago

Oh Beautiful forest

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snow
24 days ago

Maybe best day hike ever! Gorgeous throughout and not overly strenuous. Highly, highly recommended!!!

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