Having lunch at Upper Te Mari Crater May 2012

Mangahouhounui Stream
Mangahouhounui Stream
Track 2 days. Medium. One way.
An untracked alternative to getting from Ketetahi Hut to Oturere Hut and beats the madenning crowd.
Te Mari Craters
Te Mari Craters
Track Easy/medium. Return via same route.
Unmarked walk to volcanic craters near Ketetahi Hut on the Tongariro Crossing

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.