Hawke’s Bay region

Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay. Photo: Catherine Tiffen.

Discover the tracks and walks of the Hawke's Bay, including the Makahu Road track to Mangatainoka Hot Springs and Kaweka Road walks and tramping tracks.

Waikato region

Rainbow over Raglan farmland, Aotea Reserve. Photo: C Rudge.

Find out about tracks and walks in the Waikato region, including Pureora walking tracks, Pirongia walking tracks and the Waireinga/Bridal Veil Falls walk.

Bay of Plenty region

Champagne Pool. Waiotapu Scenic Reserve.

Read about Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway, Tarawera Falls Track, and many other tracks and walks in the Bay of Plenty region.

Manawatu/Whanganui region

Maori carving on meeting house, Koroniti Marae, Wanganui. Photo: Ross Henderson.

Explore the tracks and walks of Manawatu/Whanganui, including the Whanganui Journey, one of New Zealand's Great Walks.


Ngauruhoe from Tongariro. Photo: Jimmy Johnson.

Explore the many tracks and walks available in the Ruapehu area. From Whakapapa walks to the Mt Ruapehu Crater Climb, the area offers a wide array of walking opportunities.


Huka Falls from one of the viewing platforms. Photo: Dave Wakelin .

Discover the many walks and tracks available in the Turangi/Taupo area including the Tongariro Northern Circuit.

New Zealand tracks and walks

Trampers on the Mangatepopo boardwalk, Tongariro Crossing. Photo: Jimmy Johnson.

There are extensive walking and mountain biking opportunities on conservation land throughout New Zealand.

East coast region

Lake Waikareiti at sunset, Te Urewera. Photo: C Rudge.

The East Coast region offers a variety of tracks and walks including the Lake Waikaremoana Track, one of New Zealand's Great Walks.


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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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