Jubilee Track

Ngongotaha Scenic Reserve, Rotorua

  • 1 hr 30 min – 1 hr return via same track
  • Easy/medium

This is a recently reopened track. The Jubilee track is over 100 years old but was little used because it crossed private land.

However the Rotorua Chapter of Forest & Bird have purchased a section of land which has allowed the lower section of this track to be re routed so that there is now full public access from Paradise Valley Rd.

A couple of hundred metres up the track it passes the last remaining Northern Rata on Mt Ngongotaha and in this area intensive pest control is being done by the Ngongotaha Bush Restoration Trust. Further up the track passes a trough native forest and several large Rimus before coming out onto Mountain Rd just below the summit of Mt Ngongotaha.

There is no vehicle access to Mountain Rd at this point but you can walk back down the road or return the same way if you wish.

The Top of Mt Ngongotaha • By pmcke.
Key information
Walking time
1 hr 30 min – 1 hr
Distance
2.0km
Type
Return via same track
Return via same track
Grade
Easy/medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
40 Paradise Valley Rd
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Ends
Mt Ngongotaha
Maps
NZTopo50-BE37
Altitude
330m – 757m
Altitude change 427m

In January 2011 the Trust completed a loop track that makes a 3.5km circut from the Violet Bonnington Reserve. This new track branches off the track just up from the Rata. This is an easier gradient and joins up with the Jubilee Track after 1300m. From this point one can continue to the top of the mountain or descend the Jubilee Track for a 2km loop or continue ahead to complete the 3.5kms

Northern rata • By Frauke. Licence: C.

See related GPX file for more details

Map
ID 2189

About this track

Added 19 July 2007 by pmckepmcke. 7 revisions, most recently 5 February 2011 by pmckepmcke.
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