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Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit

Mount Holdsworth Road | Tararua Forest Park, Masterton, New Zealand
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This review for Holdsworth Summit and return as winter day walk only

My title might be slightly misleading, as technically I did this walk in early June so still... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
wjskyout
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Wellington, New Zealand
A Gem

Beautiful lush NZ forest, sweeping tussock zone above the treeline, and alpine terrain with... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Jerry G
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Mount Holdsworth Road | Tararua Forest Park, Masterton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

My title might be slightly misleading, as technically I did this walk in early June so still officially Autumn however the weather was pretty atrocious so my preparation was for winter conditions. My plan was to do a day walk to look at potential paraglider...More

Thank wjskyout
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lush NZ forest, sweeping tussock zone above the treeline, and alpine terrain with terrific views in clear weather. The track via the Gentle Annie Route up to Powell Hut is a proper ascent but has a good walking surface and would be a great...More

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a very popular tramp in the Tararuas largely because it gets above the tree line. It can be done in a day but I would take two, staying at Jumbo Hut which is not usually as crowded as Powell. Always be prepared to...More

Thank br0wnphel
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is the most popular track in the Tararua Range! The Huts are excellent and the scenery is spectacular. But don't be fooled, the volatile Tararua weather can also make this a very dangerous and unpleasant places to be. Plan well and check in with...More

Thank Bustaz007
Reviewed 10 February 2016

The Mt Holdsworth circuit is one I have done many a time so its only right I should take care of this one for our organsiation - The Ngai Tahumakakanui Iwi Trust... AMAZING! Just absolutely AMAZING!

Thank TeKaiKaea
Reviewed 6 January 2016

plan for good weather and be rewarded - in cloud you would miss it but in the sun its one of the best multi day 'short' hikes in NZ

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

A beautiful area with many walks to choose from plus popular huts of overnight hiking etc. Very picturesque & worth a visit. We just went to Rocky Lookout for a short, hilly hike. Loved it!

Thank Victorian_Visitor
Reviewed 9 December 2015

15 mins from masterton heading soth is mt holdsworth,great for a family picnic spot or a day walk on one of the many walks,also can do 3 day hikes stay in huts ,book through doc website.

Thank Strang M
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