Holly Hut

Round the Mountain: Taranaki
Round the Mountain: Taranaki
Track 4 – 5 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
A popular bush and alpine circuit of Taranaki / Mt Egmont, the famous volcanic cone that dominates views around New Plymouth.
Pouakai Range
Pouakai Range
Track 2 – 3 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
A brief loop climbing onto the old cone northwest of Taranaki, with good views of that peak since you aren't standing on it!

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
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.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.