Tracks

Oturere Hut

Tongariro Northern Circuit
Tongariro Northern Circuit
Track 3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
This circuit on the Volcanic Plateau passes close to the summit of Tongariro in a spectacular, active volcanic landscape of crater lakes, lava flows, and hot springs. A side-trip leads to the summi...
Waipakihi Thunderbolt Loop
Waipakihi Thunderbolt Loop
Track 3 days. Medium. Loop track with a road section.
A 3 day trip in the Kaimanawas following the Middle Range and enjoyable tops tramping. Also a probable night camping on the tops
Urchin - Waipakihi Hut - Umukarikari Trip
Urchin - Waipakihi Hut - Umukarikari Trip
Track 2 – 3 days. Easy/medium. Loop track with a road section.
A classic 2 - 3 day trip in the Kaimanawas. Includes open tops, river travel and a comfy hut for the night
Waipakihi Hut to Middle Range
Waipakihi Hut to Middle Range
Track Medium. One way.
DOC have re cut an old track that gives access to the Middle Range from Waipakihi Hut. The usual route via Junction Top crosses private land and requires a permit. Going by this route avoids the Pr...

Track grades

Easy
Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Easy-medium
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Medium
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Medium-hard
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Hard
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.