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We did this walk in the morning - it takes you through different areas and eventually up to the Silica Falls. Then you cut across the higher alpine area to Bruce Road and walk back to the village. Quite easy.
This track is interesting throughout as it climbs and follows a stream up to the Silica Rapids. Starting in woods, it moves into open marsh and then scrub as it climbs. With views of various rapids and Tongariro Park the Sica Rapids themselves were just...More
We really enjoyed this walk even with the rain. Wasnt to hard although a moderate level of fitness is required. Some beautiful sights along the way then you are met with the magnificiant falls. It was rainy and misty when we did it however we...More
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
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
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.
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
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