Mount / Mt Holdsworth Jumbo Circuit...

Mount / Mt Holdsworth Jumbo Circuit

Tararua Forest Park


5 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

7 Masterton

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Time: 12 hr, Distance: 24 km

The classic Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit is a two to three day tramp involving a climb through beech-podocarp forest to some of the best alpine tops travel in the Tararua Forest Park.

• One of the four classic tramps in the Tararuas.
• Reach the open tops of the Tararuas within a few hours walk from a road end.
• From the top of Mount Holdsworth savour 360 degree views of the greater Wellington region.


Feature Value Info


DOC Wairarapa

Central government organisation


North IslandWairarapaMasterton


  • Walking
  • Free

Operating Times

Seasonal restrictions
Bookings are available from the Saturday of Labour Day weekend to the Tuesday after Easter. Outside this period, bookings are not required - bunks are available on a first come, first served basis.




New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

My son wharewhiti pakai-Reiri is going on his school trip 2 dis camp site hope it treats him well. His school is Pahiatua Primary

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Valerie Balcom

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Great strenuous hike to basic but nicely maintained huts (water and gas provided). Lots of stars and a great view when the fog cleared up.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Isaliner and Mathieu

Ranking: 8/10

Nice two day tracks. Intermediate level track. The views from the hut is magic if the weather is clear.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Sabina Roubickova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful track, wonderful views, wonderful accommodation in the Jumbo Hut.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Very good walk with good views, but prone to wild weather on top so be prepared. During summer both Powell and Jumbo huts require pre booking.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014