National Park Villiage

Hauhungatahi Track
Hauhungatahi Track
Track 1 day. Easy/medium. Return by the same track.
Hauhungatahi, also called Baldy, is the prominent hill just outside National Park. It is in a remote experience zone so this track is not officially maintained.
Tupapakurua Falls
Tupapakurua Falls
Track 0 – 1 day. Easy. Return via same track.
A nice bush walk near National Park Village. Would make a good alternative to the Tongariro Crossing if the weather is bad.

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.