Explore the most popular regions in New Zealand with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this in Nov 17, lovely track.. If you saw what on the NewZealand.com adv, it us what you will be seeing there. Fantastic sightseeing, but It was hard for me 4 days of walking, best to travel light and carry pain killer, just in case you need it for the sore feet. Wooly for the feet and Vaseline work best. But it is a once in a lifetime experience

Nice walk; not very challenging but nice environment...definitely wouldn't do it in flip flops though unless you want to get your feet ripped up on the gravel and high potential to slide in the muddy sections...we walked it in winter....

hiking
2 months ago

A bit longer than expected but well worth it! Walked from Cooper Carpark to Ryde Falls and back.

walking
2 months ago

fantastic easy walk and the sounds are beautiful.

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.

Nice hike close to Auckland - beautiful waterfall area to stop and take a nice long break

walking
2 months ago

The mountains during winter are just magnificent. The views are really rewarding. Every now and then your heart rate gets up there, but hey... I loved it and so did the dog. Victoria Dog Park is on the track as well . It’s perfect for a little run and play around for your four legged friend. Watch out for the mountain bikers who are having a blast up there too. Maybe don’t do this track after rainy days. It’s get quite muddy and slippery especially when you got the dog on the lead.

Rough track & practically all up hill but the sore glutes are well worth the amazing views from both the lower and upper look out! Amazing!!!

Great track, watch out for the sheep

great walk....

nice short walk with nice views.

amazing trail that has it all! pretty steep sections at times, but it's so worth it! can't recommend it enough.

2 months ago

love going rapaki.

hiking
2 months ago

Always a good walk :)

Great for a day with kids who can endure 3-4 hours (one way and return) on the trail. Muddy in places after rains, but it's not that bad. Very easy one way, if someone can pick you up at the other end. (There's easy car access and parking at both ends.) No toilets for 4 hours! Lots of birds around. Spectacular waterfall at Haruru Falls end. If you start at Haruru Falls, you can have lunch at Waitangi Grounds cafe, and go back the same way.

walking
2 months ago

Nice easy walk with great views. Good place to take the dogs!

Great for dogs and beautiful views on the mountains. If you looking for a quick walk to get out the city, that’d be one to do.

nice easy walk

great walk. added onto the halswell quarry walk also. good work out

hiking
2 months ago

Great Walk.. Quite busy on Weekends. Awesome during the week. Myself and the Dog loved it!!!

You must go to the top. Worth the effort as views are amazing !

Beautiful trek up, awesome views out over the Waikato

Beautiful views from the lookout!

2 months ago

Beautiful views!

One of the most challenging but fun hikes I’ve ever done!! 110% recommend taking your partner and seeing how long you can last

walking
2 months ago

Awesome views from the top, well worth the trek up!! Some of the track is fairly rugged and overgrown, but easy enough to get through! Take plenty of water and a packed lunch to enjoy the views!

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