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

26 days ago

Be sure to call ahead for your private property permit. This hike starts out on a 4-wheel drive track that is a steady climb up with great views for a couple miles. But then the "hard" part of the hike begins. We gave it a shot, but decided it was too dangerous due to steepness, loose rocks & loose terrain...we turned back with no regrets. We are 65+ & have 15 more days in NZ!! Again we enjoyed the beauty of this area on the way down.

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no shade
off trail
over grown
private property
rocky
27 days ago

This was ranked as hard and shouldn’t be underestimated. About 6km in the track goes down a steep hill and across rock slides. Beautiful view on way up but you will see where I had to turn back. Definitely need poles and a safety beacon.

nice little track with a good view of the lake.

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10 months ago

friendly track . easy and not much going up. nice view of lake Ohau.

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2 months ago

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10 months ago