Jog down Ohakune Mountain Rd for 3km, and reconnect the track at car park to your left. After reaching the Ohakune Mountain Road continue up the road to Makotuku Flat Shelter and link up with the Round the Mountain track again. Discover Mt Ruapehu during summer or winter! This is a mountain wilderness area where … It's a more remote alternative to the Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk. This hike travels through a variety of terrain including mountain beech forest, tussock land and volcanic desert and this makes it especially interesting. Taking 4-5 days, the route crosses diverse landscapes and ecosystems; subalpine wetlands, beech forests, rocky alpine uplands, as well as the Rangipo, the closest we have to a desert. Multi-day trips include the 3–4-day Tongariro Northern Circuit (one of New Zealand's Great Walks) and the 4–6-day Round the Mountain Track, both of which showcase the full spectrum of Tongariro National Park’s scenery.. Round the Mountain Tongariro National Park 21 - 25 February 2006 For the annual week long tramp (which normally happens in December), I had a chance to check out again the mighty Mount Ruapehu (this time in sunnier weather hopefully, compared to last time).I was joined by Jaime, Ryan, Angus, Alistair, and Trevor. I have done quite a bit of trail running but am of the “slow and steady” variety – to give you an idea I used the kepler track for my long training run last … levels, all year round. So whether it’s an easy family walk to a clear mountain stream, Ruapehu snow-sports, an awesome tramp around the mountain, an exhilarating mountain-bike ride through the beech forest or an ... Ruapehu Regional Visitor Development Plan June 2017 Round the Mountain: Ruapehu Hauhungatahi Wilderness Area, Tongariro National Park.

The section to Mangaehuehu hut is a well groomed trail, and features a 39m waterfall - Ruapehu's highest, a 3-wire bridge crossing, and some interesting sub-alpine running through alpine herb fields. ROUND the MOUNTAIN TRACK Topo50 Map: BH34 Raurimu, BH35 Turangi, BJ34 Mnt Ruapehu, BJ35 Waiouru GPS: NZTM on WGS84 How to get to START: Exit Taupo on SH 1down the lake to Turangi (47km in 45 minutes) then: Turn right off SH1 to SH41 towards Tokaanu Turn Uleft to SH47 U for National Park Continue on SH47 and at 90km (1:15 min) U

From short family-friendly walks to more challenging day hikes such as Lake Surprise or the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, through to multi day classic journeys like the Round the Mountain track or Tongariro Northern Circuit and Whanganui Journey, there is a piece of nature with your name on it here in Ruapehu. Ski or Snowboard two of NZ’s largest Ski areas, Whakapapa and Turoa all winter long for action packed family fun all year. Round the Mountain 25 The Tongariro Northern Circuit 30 Summit routes Ngauruhoe as it once was, and also form cultural icons that 34 Tongariro 35 Ruapehu 35 Flora and fauna 38 Protecting our natural heritage 40 Project Tongariro 41 Maps Whakapapa enlargement (fold out) 13 Ruapehu … Road, the Ohakune Old Coach Road and Ruapehu– Whanganui Trails. The Round the Mountain Track showcases the varied volcanic landscapes and alpine vegetation on the flanks of the active volcano Mount Ruapehu. Combined with the other part of the Tongariro Northern Circuit, this track forms a longer loop around both Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe. 5 days loop track Easy/medium; Combined with part of the Tongariro Northern Circuit, this track forms a loop around Mt Ruapehu. Mountain biking is permitted in adjacent Rangataua Conservation Area on the southern boundary of Tongariro National Park east of Ohakune. Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The Round the Mountain Track can be walked at any time of year, but the safest and most popular time is from November to May.

Ohakune Mountain Road: Waitonga Falls carpark and Wanganui Corner.