Explore the most popular walking trails in Taranaki 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
6 days ago

There are awesome mountain bike trails here.

This track leads to spectacular views of Mt Taranaki and beautiful alpine scenery. Lots of interesting alpine plants and temperate rainforest to see along the way. In days gone by this track was very wet underfoot and on occasions was the equivalent of walking up a stream on wet days. It has now been more or less completely covered with boards so is an easy walk up to the Hut. Unfortunately this has now resulted in a huge increase in visitors. One to avoid if you are after some solitude

Easy leisurely stroll in the beautiful native bush with some history along the way. Child friendly

We did this walk by starting up the puffer track to the lookout, then back via the Veronica loop. Nice walk, not completely maintained. Good for a short walk (40mins)

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 :)

I loved this trail because it was a bit different. You get a nice historical leisurely hike through beautiful wilderness.

a great track full of amazing views....

hiking
3 months ago

Short and quick little hike that is straight up. Great vistas of New Plymouth and the Tasman Sea.
The entire hike is stairs and an ascending rock scramble that uses metal chains for stability. So be physically prepared for a short but aggressive ascent.

Took 10 minutes to climb up. Nice views at the top of New Plymouth, Mt. Taranaki, and the Tasman Sea.

It’s hard but I highly recommend that. The view is amazing, unforgettable!!!

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

Fun track, at the top end of the loop divert up for another 15mins to get to the viewing point.

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

hiking
Thursday, December 21, 2017

It was not quite what I was expecting, the bush was really thick and the bugs were swarming us the whole time. It probably would have been fine, but we had our 8 month old baby strapped on and she was unhappy about it. We ended up turning around mid way and coming back. Would have been cool to make it to the top, but it just wasn’t the Hike for us

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Good view of the 'naki!

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.

walking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Steep climb with the top requiring you to scramble across rocks. Fun for the adventure driven walker! Short trip to the top with a breathtaking view.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

on Pouakai Crossing

hiking
20 days ago

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