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Worth the big up

Plenty of diversity for a short-ish walk. Approx 45 mins each way. All 'up' till you reach the... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Nice hike on a cold day

We were supposed to do the Alpine Crossing, but the shuttle was cancelled due to the conditions... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
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Ohakune Mountain Road | Tongariro National Park, Central North Island, Ohakune, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

Plenty of diversity for a short-ish walk. Approx 45 mins each way. All 'up' till you reach the board walk at the top across the sub-alpine bog, then all 'down' to the waterfalls. Waterfalls were thundering down when we visited 10 November 2018. Then, back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Haydee-NZ
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We were supposed to do the Alpine Crossing, but the shuttle was cancelled due to the conditions. That was a blessing since we weren't equipped for the snowy conditions. This walk also took place in the snow, but for about 3 miles and not on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank letrips66
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Some really good views of the surrounding areas from the track - especially the mountainous peaks which are still covered in snow. The waterfall itself is a bit disappointing but still pretty.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EddieAlexCook
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The falls were an amazing walk through the bush. I did this on a very miserable day but it did not dampen the experience. The falls were awesome. It was incredibly windy half way when you walked across the straight without the bush.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daisey_lovers
Reviewed 8 July 2018

An excellent walk to do on a cold winters day. The view from the boardwalk section of Mt Ruapehu was amazing. Couldn't get too close to the waterfall as I was worried about slipping in the river, but an impressive sight from the end of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Anna S
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband came across this walk in the lonely planet. Need about 1-2 hours to have a nice stroll up. Some of the inclines make you feel like you are working but not bad at all. The views make everything worth it. You...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank ZCashin2014
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The weather was ideal for a walk. Not too cold. It had been wet but the track was not too muddy. The first 15 minutes or so is quite a challenge as it is quite an incline but persevere as it is worth the effort....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank flickymicky
Reviewed 3 April 2018

As I write I can still three weeks later visualise the view from the boardwalk looking out towards snow-capped mountains - NZ scenery at its best. The falls were pretty good too as were the trees, the river bed, and the streams. There were some...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank John N
Reviewed 9 March 2018

We went on a day that was raining, but that didn’t dampen the experience. The walk through the forest is beautiful, and so green! You pass a couple other waterfalls and rapids on the walk; it is a great way to spend a few hours.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dustin A
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Great and well maintained track. Wish the weather was better but even in rainy and wet conditions it is still worth visiting.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Anna S | Reviewed this property |
Yep, I for keen kids, this is a great walk. Gorgeous views from the boardwalk. For me, this is the highlight so even if they don't get any further, it would be definitely worth it.