4 Rankers Reviews
North Island ▷ Taupo Region ▷ Turangi
Liz and Alan Weathers
Well signed, great views.
This trail now joins tracks along both sides of the river so you can do about a 15km loop if you are feeling enthusiastic! Easy access from lots of points along the track - stunning views of the river, lake and Turangi township, and 2 massive swing-bridges from where you can usually spot trout. The whole track has been resurfaced in hard-packed gravel which makes for a sweet ride on a bike and jandal-friendly walking.
A great alternative in case that the Tongariro Crossing is closed. It's a good walk even if you're not in the best condidtion, because the volcanic landscape is flat (and amazing)
Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍