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Address: Mount Holdsworth Road | Tararua Forest Park, Masterton, New Zealand
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2016
Masterton, New Zealand
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Masterton, New Zealand
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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 not go over the tops if the weather is inclement, which it frequently is

Thank br0wnphel
Masterton, New Zealand
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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 the Holdsworth caretaker before heading in!

Thank Bustaz007
Masterton, New Zealand
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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
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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