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

mountain biking
2 days ago

There are awesome mountain bike trails here.

A very good not too difficult walk if of reasonable fitness. Extremely steep climb up the infamous Puffer Track, ( a gravel 4 wheel drive track) combined with native bush. Excellent views from both Makatawa track, and the Tower

A great loop track taking in Alpine tussock country and montane forest. A few small river crossings that should be negotiated with care after heavy rain. The Lower Lake Dive track can be very wet underfoot.

Amazing views on Mount Taranaki.

So beautiful, make sure you hike up beside the pools, it gets more magical the higher you climb, go for a dip too :)

a great track full of amazing views....

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....

Loved! It’s a beautiful hike and the trail is...interesting. They aren’t joking when they say it isn’t maintained. The forest is taking over that one fore sure.

Great walk. Great track. Gorgeous views. Very much recommended.

Great track to walk/run. I went to TOPEC and did their rogaine course they set up. No way it should be difficult. Loved it

Amazing track to walk/run along

walking
10 months ago

Excellent short circuit to some pristine running pools with a great view of the region from said pools. Really beautiful especially the sounds and the running creeks on the way back down. Be careful at the pools themselves as the rocks are quite slippery and their is no stairs/handrails.

awesome

No way this should be difficult. I did it in flip flops after church one morning.

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Beautiful track with sporadic scenic views of Mount Taranaki and Lake Manhamahoe. There is a Redwood Forest hiding on this track as well! Nice picnic areas at the beginning and end. I followed upper track and ended up walking the main road at the end.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016