Wilkies Pools Loop Track

Wilkies Pools Loop Track

Kaponga, Egmont National Park

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10 Rankers Reviews

10 Face-to-Face

212 Walking

4 Stratford

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Time: 1 - 1hr 30 min return

Walk through young forest then into sub-alpine (goblin territory) forest to a series of beautiful pools and waterfalls with crystal clear blue waters, scoured from 20,000 year old lava.

The first half of this track is baby buggy/wheelchair assisted friendly. Bring the kids!

The track begins from the car park 100 m above the Dawson Falls Visitor Centre. Continue past the seat, cross the Kāpuni Stream and through scrub to Wilkies Pools. The rest of the loop leads via twin falls and bubbling springs. Continue past the power station water intake weir, cross the Kāpuni Stream and turn left at the seat to return to the Visitor Centre.

Take care when crossing the Kāpuni Stream as the river bank may be eroded, making access difficult. There is no bridge across this stream.

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North IslandTaranakiStratford

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  • Walking
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Margot

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice and easy walk along the stream with many little waterfalls. Can do a loop by continuing towards the Plateau, and the Enchanted track (very steep and not so interesting).

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Joana Frever

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

There are several walks at Mt Taranaki, you can even walk from hut to hut. I walked the Wilkies Pool track. It is a nice walk to the Pools and you can even swim in them.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Granjon

France

Ranking: 10/10

Short walk but very amazing track.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Nina Coopmans

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Like walking through a fairy tale forest. We walked to the swing bridge. I would recommend the detour! The environment and views are amazing!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in April 2013

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Lauret Stulemeyer

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful forest, 'Goblin Forest' with nice waterfalls and little streams - one of my top hikes.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Julie Lamart

France

Ranking: 10/10

Great track/crossings and rivers. Amazing trees along the way covered with green sponge. Beautiful waterfall.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Adam Hayley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

An easy walk, longer routes available, series of pools and waterfalls are beautiful - smooth rocks with crystal clear blue waters.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Johanna

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Easy walkway plus climbing - exciting to do with the children, if not too cloudy, good view on the landscape.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Ralf Genthe

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

1 hour, good for children, brilliant views.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Gunda G

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Even our 6 year old daughter was fascinated by such nature and track through river

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Nick Morrison

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