Rainbow Mountain Summit Track...

Rainbow Mountain Summit Track (Maungakaramea)

Reviews

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Mike Fricker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

22Sept18. Stopped by and walked to the crater. That was good. Not enough time for the longer walks.
The car park is more of a lay by for storage of gravel and was very uneven and bumpy when we were there hence only 8.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Eva Hesse

Austria

Ranking: 7/10

This was an easy track on a cloudy day. Nevertheless, the volcanic activities on the mountain are astounding! Fumeroles are everywhere, sulphur and other gasses perfuming the area! Amazing that track finished at Kerosene Creek where we took a warm bath.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Maria Eriksson

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful walk if you take all of it - and not only the last part from the parking lot. Possibilities to take a swim/dip in the warm weather. Quite a lot of people.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sebastian

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful walk to a hot pool.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Lucie Revay

Ranking: 7/10

The view from top was OK for me, I wouldn't go again. What I liked most was the Blue lake. Fascinating colour!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Til Schaebitz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

One of the most underrated DOC walks. Blue Crater lake, red rocks, not too exhausting, but not for wheelchairs.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Daniel

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Nice trekking to the top of a hill with a lookout of all the surrounding area including a beautiful blue lake and ending in some really hot thermal springs with a nice waterfall - all free.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ludovica Velo

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

360 degree view of the landscape! If the weather is good you can see both Taupo and Rotorua, lakes, forests, and Tongariro.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Michal Kamradek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Nice lookout, a rainbow if you are lucky.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Manuel Bleiker

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

A bit of a walk, but worth it! Amazing views.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Lilli Erni

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Great views from the balcony of the fire watching station on the mountain top.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Robert Erni

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent views! Worth the walk.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Patricia Erni

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

It took us a bit longer than one hour to get a very nice view (360). You could also go by a mountain bike.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Ross Mepham

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Mountain biked to the summit and out via the dh track, great job by the Rotorua track builders and DOC, we need more trails like these on the DOC reserves

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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nl

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

South of Rotorua. Amazing views across the Rotorua region. You can see several lakes and geothermal spots. Moderate walk with a few steep sections.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Stefan

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Three hours walking/great view from the lookout on the top; nice staff with cold water on the top.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Mark & Beth Kaufman

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Short trek (2hrs return) to the top of Rainbow Mountain. Easy uphill walk through pretty forest with one volcanic lagoon on the way. Great views of lakes around Rotorua and surrounding countryside.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Heini Sutter

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Great environment. But why do they not mark the best walk up the hill? Instead they just warn you it might be dangerous.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Pierre Pilon

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Moderate hike to top of Rainbow Mountain. Great view at the top. Geothermal pool can be seen along the way.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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mariekef

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

A short hike (2.5 hrs return) up to the summit of Mt Rainbow. Lovely views + start and finish is right next to the highway - easy access.

Reviewed over 11 years ago