Silica Rapids

Silica Rapids

Whakapapa Village

Reviews

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Daniela Hintermayr

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice afternoon walk into the sunset, well prepared trail, a negative is the walk back along the road.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Maria Eriksson

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Very beautiful walk in a forest covered in Silver Beech. A walk with a little river on the side. Also very beautiful lookout/scenic view of the three volcanoes.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sebastian

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Super, super nice walk, best we had in the park through native beech forest with good views of 'Mt Doom'.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Brad Dobsky

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful easy hike and not crowded.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Suzanne Vermeulen

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Nice walk to the rapids, make sure not to complete the loop though but walk back from the rapids. Otherwise you'll end up walking beside the road for the last 2km

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Moss

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning scenery. Good advice at information centre. Well marked paths.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Barry Dunster

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

all these tracks in the tongariro national park are superb... this track is nice and easy on your legs, two and a half hours thru some gorgeous wee mountain schrubs....... look for the venus fly traps at the silica rapids.... a friend of mine said they were native to new zealand.... wicked place to live.... i love this country

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Veronica Warren

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent walk approx 1.5 hours. Not too extreme with great views, strongly recommend.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Derek Woodward

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Well maintained footpaths and interesting information, though some boards so weathered, they were illegible.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Liz Dolman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Interesting but in need of repair in places.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Matt Roper

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A great 2 hour walk taking you along the river with great views of Ruapehu and Ngaurahoe. Seems to be less walked that Taranaki Falls walk but is just as impressive.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Helen T

England

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely 2.5 hour walk. More scenic than the waterfall walks that we also did. We did it in the rain + it was still good. When the bugs stopped singing we knew we were in for another heavy shower.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Pieter Middeldorp

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

2 hour walk, easy. The views on the landscape are very nice and there aren't too many people. Good walk for those who don't want to walk all day.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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kevinp

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

2 hour walk. Nice gentle walk and not too difficult.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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pedawrds

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very accurately described, making planning the walk very easy, full of interest, with the right' I've achieved something' feel to it.(important for the elderly or in experienced)

Reviewed over 12 years ago