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Awesome Walk

Headed out for this walk on a snowed in day, what an awesome adventure. The walk is not overly... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
BrettH1300
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Wellington, New Zealand
Beautiful but challenging hike

This hike is more challenging than the guide book says, but it is very worthwhile with beautiful... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Mark G
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New York City, New York
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Bruce Road | Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice walk, although not brilliantly signposted, we weren't sure how long left we had until we reached the Silica Rapids. It wasn't too much of a struggle, as the walk is well developed. A nice thing to do in the area with...More

Thank beanieburn
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Headed out for this walk on a snowed in day, what an awesome adventure. The walk is not overly difficult ( however our party are all pretty fit), we managed to finish it in around 1.5 hours, the paths are well marked the views are...More

Thank BrettH1300
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This hike is more challenging than the guide book says, but it is very worthwhile with beautiful views, asounding plants and trees and geological sites, streams and spectacular colors: of the stone, of the water, of the plants. Definitely try it.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We had a really good hike to see the rapids. Took around 2 hours to get to end of trail and then hike the road back to the car. We thought the road would be faster than backtracking on the trail, would have probably been...More

Thank Rachael B
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Great to see the Silica rapids well worth a walk but unfortunately more than 2ks on the side of the road not great. We didn’t , we drove to the top track and did the return back to the car. The rapids and scenery to...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This is a nice enough walk but beware that it is uphill most of the way to the rapids then down the road on the way back. We preferred Taranaki Falls although the latter was much more crowded.

Thank Jo G
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Breathtaking beauty around every turn! Everything was so lush and green and moss covered, there are waterfalls and rapids everywhere, you hear rushing water even when you can’t see it. A relaxing and gorgeous walk, if you love taking photos like I do it can...More

Thank Dustin A
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I walked in from the Whakapapa information centre end. Only person on the trail and the scenery was vast ranging from walking over board walks to through forest. Great signage giving valuable bits of information about the area and the “why”.. took 1hr and 15...More

Thank NadineT266
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Loved our hike to Silica Rapids, very enjoyable! Took our young kids (infant, 6 & 8) on this relatively easy trail - they really enjoyed the boardwalks and the changes between tussock land and forest. My eldest was a little disappointed that it wasn’t a...More

Thank Natasha M
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Silica rapids is yet another great, free attraction Tongariro has to offer. This one has no tourists (yay) but it's high up so it would be nasty cold in winter. Go for a nice easy stroll through boardwalks and some stairs, other than that just...More

Thank Rebecca N
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