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Introduction

The Round the Mountain Track showcases the varied volcanic landscapes and alpine vegetation on the flanks of the active volcano Mount Ruapehu. It's a more remote alternative to the Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk.

Highlights

  • Explore diverse landscapes ranging from mountain beech forest, tussock country and alpine herb fields; to glacial river gorges and gushing waterfalls; and the Rangipo Desert with its wind sculptured sands and volcanic rock.
  • Marvel at the volcanic forces that have forged this wild and beautiful landscape over hundreds of thousands of years.

Track overview

66.2 km loop

Walking and tramping

4 - 6 days Advanced: Tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

Waihohonu Hut and Campsite require advance booking in the Great Walks season.

In the Great Walks season (23 October 2015 - 30 April 2016):

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Contacts

Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 7 892 3729
Address:   Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu
Email:   tongarirovc@doc.govt.nz
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